Could math help communities manage sex offenders?
A new mathematical model could help communities that are in the midst of passing or reforming sex offender laws quantify risk and address issues of special concern. The model is designed to help policymakers focus on the spatial management of sex offenders and not mere punitive measures.
"A lot of local policies are knee-jerk reactions," says Tony Grubesic, a geographer at Indiana University who helped develop the model. "As a result, communities may actually expose themselves to a net-greater risk than in the absence of a law."
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