Title: Contextualizing the experiences of sexual offenders

Eligibility: You are a registered sexual offender in any state and are at least 18 years of age.

Description:  This study looks at the long term and short-term impacts of plea deals for sexual offenders. Plea deals can be coercive in nature, innocent individuals sometimes plead guilty, and people who accept plea deals are not always aware of the negative consequences for their life. This study seeks to understand the factors that make a person more or less inclined to accept plea deals. This study also examines the negative consequences faced by a sexual offender after being placed on the registry.

What is Involved: As a participant in this study, you will be interviewed via telephone. The interview will last approximately 45 – 90 minutes. Also, you will complete a very short survey that should take only 5 minutes. Nowhere in the interview or on the survey will you be asked to provide your name or any other identifying information. The interview and survey are strictly confidential! When the research is published, an alias will be used instead of your real identity!

Instructions: This study is completely CONFIDENTIAL!!! Please note that the researcher for this project is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at Montclair State University and has previously authored or co-authored 3 books on the negative impacts of sexual offending legislation on sex offenders and their families.

If you are interested in participating in an interview, please call

Dr. Lisa Anne Zilney at 732-221-2241 (EST) or email at [email protected]

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