Department of Justice. Sexual offense 2nd degree - MD. Addressing moderated mediation hypotheses: Theory, methods, and prescriptions. Attempted sexual offense 2nd degree - MD. What are a Registrant's Responsibilities? We hypothesized that greater agreement that sexual abuse causes sex offending would be associated with increased uncontrollable attributions and decreased retributive punishment goals, which would, in turn, decrease registration support.
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Thus, according to Baron and Kennystable attributions logically cannot explain i. Putting kids to death: Specifying public support for juvenile capital punishment. In support, the effect of abuse history on support for the full application of the registry was not mediated by retributive goals of punishment but instead utilitarian goals to protect society.
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Psychology, Public Policy, and Law14— Yet when participants were asked to consider specific cases, attributions to abuse reduced support for juvenile registration policies only for severe sex crimes like rape, which, unsurprisingly, are the very types of crimes that participants naturally tend to envision when asked generally about sex crimes Salerno, Najdowski, et al.
On the other hand, believing juveniles commit sex offenses because they were sexually abused might lead to more stable attributions that juvenile sex offenders are permanently damaged and likely to reoffend, as well as internal attributions that juveniles commit sex offenses because of mental illness or sexual deviance.
With attribution theory as a guiding framework, we make predictions about the effects of prior beliefs on registration support and on the underlying psychological processes. Some states, such as Iowa and Florida, have found that residency restrictions can make it very difficult to track sex offenders who have become homeless.
Tier II offenders register for 25 years and must confirm their registration every six months. Journal of Criminal Justice , 30 , 89— Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology , 66 , —