The article explains the need for the training of officers so that they may properly supervise sex offenders returning to a community. It is suggested that officers need to be objective, be informed of laws against sexual offending and aware of common characteristics of sex offenders. It is inferred that a combined effort from different government agencies is needed to be able to effectively supervise sex offenders. Several steps to ensure the safety of the supervisors are also discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Payne, B. K., & DeMichele, M. (2008). Warning: Sex Offenders Need to be Supervised in the Community. Federal Probation, 72(1), 37-42.
Payne, Brian K. and DeMichele, Matthew, "Warning: Sex Offenders Need to be Supervised in the Community" (2008). Sociology & Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 13.