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Nov. 2012: A Multi-State Recidivism Study Using Static-99R...and Tier Guidelines from the Adam Walsh Act.
Summary of Article: Examines the relationship of recidivism of sexual offenders in relation to Adam Walsh Act (SORNA) tier levels. The study shows no correlation, and in one state, an inverse correlation to the required Adam Walsh 'Tier' designation, and a person's risk of recidivism. The Adam Walsh Act does a poor job of predicting which offenders will re-offend.