Variations in State Sex Offender Statutes: Implications for U.S. Higher Education

  • Bradley D. Custer
  • Criminal Justice Policy Review, July 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0887403417722388

What is it about?

Sex offenders face particular barriers in certain states when they want to attend college or work on a college campus. This paper explores those policy barriers in each state.

Why is it important?

This is the first paper to explore state policy barriers specifically for registered sex offenders who are college students or employees.


Bradley Custer
Michigan State University

Several studies have shown that sex offender laws vary widely by state. This paper adds to that literature by exposing the variation in rules regarding enrollment or employment at a college.

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