Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
April R. Bradley
Registered sex offenders in North Dakota were interviewed regarding their experiences with being on the registry. Results from the coded transcripts indicate that offenders felt the registry made finding housing and employment more difficult. Additionally, participants reported feeling the registry negatively impacted their ability to be involved in community organizations and impacted how they interacted with others, including forming supportive relationships. Participants also completed surveys, assessing general psychological symptoms, general stress levels, and demographic information, including registration requirement information. No significant relationships between sex offenders' registry requirements and psychological symptoms were found. Conclusions and implications for future research are discussed.
Laver Juanto, Mariah Dawn, "Sex Offenders' Perceptions Of North Dakota's Sex Offender Policies" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 1447.