• Mapping Sex Offender Addresses: The Utility of the Alaska Sex Offender Registry as a Research Data Base

      Curtis, Richard W.; Godwin, Maurice; Langworthy, Robert H.; Schafer, N. E. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2001-10)
      The registration of sex offenders was part of a national effort to enhance public safety by permitting law enforcement officials to track the location of convicted sex offenders after their release. All fifty states have enacted legislation requiring persons convicted of various sex-related offenses to register with law enforcement agencies; many states also grant public access to all or a portion of their registries. This document reports on the Alaska Statistical Analysis Center's efforts to improve data accuracy in the Alaska Sex Offender Registry, maintained by the Alaska State Troopers, and to assess the registry's utility as a research tool.