Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Human Services


There is no single solution to the problem of recidivism amongst citizens with sex offense convictions, but it is safe to assume if more focus and awareness was put on the issue, then multiple solutions would start to align with bringing attention to the issue. Ideas such as incorporating new specialty units within police departments that address the rehabilitation of citizens with prior sex offenses or having officers and those within the criminal justice system take a long look in the mirror and evaluate themselves to see what they can personally do better to combat the issue, is a great start. Re-evaluating their own effort in which they give citizens who have prior convictions and their perception of who they believe needs their assistance when coming to work will help achieve this goal.