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The Office of Research and Statistics (ORS) publishes research efforts categorized as trend summaries, data briefs, special reports, and impact analyses. These materials are generated by the staff of the ORS, but are not mandated in the Colorado Revised Statutes. Reports that are mandated by the C.R.S. can be found at the "Reports" button above.  

Trends & Data Briefs

The Office of Research and Statistics (ORS) produces trend and data briefs in response to current events, public policy trends, stakeholder and public interests, as well as, by request of the Governor's Office. The most recent materials are listed first and years are displayed when reports were published.

Name/Report PeriodKeywordsPublish DateDocument
2024TOP

Violence Disruptor Programs

HTML- In Brief: Violence Disruptor Programs
(PDF also at HTML above)

  • Five-year trend in violent crime
  • Multidisciplinary Crime Prevention and Crisis Intervention Grant Program
  • Community violence intervention programs
  • Examples of violence reduction approaches and additional resources

July 2024

In Brief: Violence Disruptor Programs (July 2024)

PDF 175 KB

Quarterly Crime Trends Report: CY 2019-2024 (HTML)
  • Violent and property crime rates per 100K in Colorado, 2019-2024
  • CO Bureau of Investigation crime data totals and rates displayed by year and quarter
  • Violent crimes: murder, non-consensual sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault
  • Property crimes: burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson

July 2024

PDF: Quarterly Crime Trends Report: CY 2019-2024 (July 2024)

PDF 1.6 MB

Annual Crime Trends Report: CY 2013-2022
  • Violent and property crime rates in Colorado, Calendar Year 2013-2022
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation crime data comparisons of Colorado and US crime rates
  • Violent crimes: homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault
  • Property crimes: burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson

May 2024

PDF: Annual Crime Trends Report (May 2024)

PDF 770 KB

Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR)

HTML- In Brief: ALPR
(PDF also at HTML above)

HTML- In Detail: ALPR
(PDF also at HTML above)

  • Role of ALPR in investigations
  • Ways to use ALPR
  • Ethical concerns and considerations (see, In Detail)
  • Additional ALPR information and resources

ALPR
In Brief (May 2024)
In Detail (May 2024)

In Brief: ALPR (May 2024)

PDF 280 KB

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

HTML- In Brief: CPTED
(PDF also at HTML above)

HTML- In Detail: CPTED
(PDF also at HTML above)

  • Basic principles of CPTED
  • Crime reduction impact
  • Law enforcement strategies
  • Additional CPTED information and resources
CPTED
In Brief (Feb. 2024)
In Detail (May 2024)
In Brief: CPTED (February 2024)

PDF 700 KB

Special Reports

The Office of Research and Statistics (ORS) produces special reports that examine the impact of public policies. The materials are in response to public policy implementation, stakeholder and public interests, by request of the Governor's Office, or, previously, at the request of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (Sunset, September 1, 2023). The most recent special reports are listed first and years are displayed when reports were published.
 

Name/REPORT DATEKeywordsPUBLICATION DateDocument Link
2020TOP
Public Safety-Related Data, First Six Months of 2020 (and Addendum)
  • Summary of preliminary trends Jan-Jun 2019 vs 2020 from public data sources
  • Traffic safety and Denver County crimes
  • Personal recognizance bonds and bond outcomes
  • District court filings
  • Prison population
August
2020
Public Safety Data: Jan. to Jun 2020 (September 2020)

PDF 400 KB

2019TOP
Initial Bond Set CY 2011 to 2018
(Follow-up to March 2018, "Bond Reform Impact Analysis: HB 2013-1236" below)
  • Felony and misdemeanor cases
  • Initial bond for felony by judicial district and by county
  • Initial bond for misdemeanor by judicial district and by county
  • Initial bonds for traffic misdemeanor by judicial district and by county

December
2019

Public Safety Data: Jan. to Jun 2020 (September 2020)

PDF 300 KB

Exploring the Increase in District Court Filings in Colorado, 2013-2018
  • Increase in district court felony filings
  • Exploration of growth factors
  • Calendar years 2013-2018
  • Statewide findings (see By-district findings below)
October
2019
Exploring the Increase in District Court Filings in Colorado, 2013-2018 (October 2019)

PDF 1.1 MB

Increase in District Court Filings Between CY 2013 and 2018
  • Increase in district court felony filings
  • Exploration of growth factors
  • Calendar years 2013-2018
  • By-district findings (see statewide findings above)

September
2019

Increase in District Court Filings CY2013-2018 (September 2019)

PDF 900 KB

Increase in Prison Admissions: FY 2013-2018, by Judicial District
  • Increase in prison admissions
  • July 2012 to June 2018
  • By race, ethnicity and gender
  • By judicial district

September
2019

Increase in Prison Admissions: FY2013-2018 (September 2019)

PDF 1.1 MB

2018TOP
A Study of Homelessness in Seven Colorado Jails (2017)
  • Homelessness in Colorado Jails
  • Survey administered in Seven Colorado Jails
  • Why non-native inmates moved to Colorado and why are they staying?
  • Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Homelessness factors
June
2018
A Study of Homelessness in Seven Colorado Jails (June 2018)

PDF 586 KB

Community Corrections in Colorado: Program Outcomes and Recidivism, Terminations January 2014-December 2016
  • Program outcomes and recidivism
  • Halfway houses
  • Diversion and transition
  • Recidivism
  • Residential and non-residential programs
April
2018
(Revised
Aug. 2019)
Community Corrections in Colorado: Program Outcomes and Recidivism, Terminations January 2014-December 2016 (April 2018)

PDF 1.3 MB

Bond Reform Impact Analysis - H.B. 2013-1236 (CY 2011-2016)
  • Impacts of HB 2013-1236 (Pre-Trial Release from Custody)
  • Cash/surety/property bonds vs. personal recognizance bonds
  • Failure to appear rates
  • Failure to appear rates in drug felony cases

March
2018

HB2013-1236: Bond Reform Impact Analysis (March 2018)

PDF 3.5 MB

Court Filings: DF1 to DF4 Drug Charges (CY 2017)
  • Drug felony cases during Calendar Year 2017
  • Drug charges by judicial district
  • Drug charges by gender

February
2018

Court Filings: DF1-DF4 Drug Charges, CY 2017 (February 2018)

PDF 200 KB

Factors Influencing the Increase in the Colorado Prison Population: FY 2012-2017
  • Factors driving prison population growth
  • Trends in arrests, filings, convictions, sentences, probation revocations
  • Demographic characteristics
  • Increase in female prison population

February
2018

Factors Influencing the Increase in the Colorado Prison Population: FY 2012-2017  (February 2018)

PDF 700 KB

2016TOP
Domestic Violence Case Processing in Colorado (FY 2009-2014)
  • Profile of Colorado Domestic Violence Cases, FY 2009-2014
  • Domestic Violence Offender Management Board
  • Cases flagged with domestic violence offenses
  • Exploratory study
April
2016
Domestic Violence Case Processing in Colorado (April 2016)

PDF 443 KB

2013
Community Corrections in Colorado: Program Outcomes and Recidivism, FY 2012-13
  • Community Corrections
  • Program outcomes and recidivism FY 2012-13
  • halfway houses Diversion and Transition
  • Recidivism
  • Residential and non-residential programs

December
2013

Community Corrections in Colorado: Program Outcomes and Recidivism, FY 2012-13 (December 2013)

PDF 1.1 MB

2011
John Echon Re-entry Program (JERP): Process Evaluation (2005-2007)
  • Offenders with mental illness
  • Program evaluation
  • Re-entry
  • Community corrections
  • Funded by OJP/BJA grant, 2005-RE-CX-001

December
2011

John Echon Re-entry Program (JERP): Process Evaluation (December 2011)

PDF 789 KB

2010
White Paper from the Treatment Funding Working Group (2010)
  • Drug policy reform
  • Substance abuse, dependence, and addiction
  • Behavioral health
  • Treatment availability, funding, and outcomes

December
2010

White Paper from the Treatment Funding Working Group (December 2010)

PDF 1.8 MB

Evaluation of the Colorado Short Term Intensive Residential Remediation Treatment (STIRRT) Programs (2008-2009)
  • Short Term Intensive Residential Remediation Treatment (STIRRT)
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Residential and outpatient component
  • Recidivism rates

October
2010

Evaluation of the Colorado Short Term Intensive Residential Remediation Treatment (STIRRT) Programs (October 2010)

PDF 600 KB

Recidivism Reduction Package Status Report: FY 2008- FY 2010
  • Recidivism reduction
  • Crime Prevention
  • Offender Diversion Package
  • Division of Youth Corrections
  • Division of Behavioral Health
  • Division of Criminal Justice
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Corrections

July
2010

Recidivism Reduction Package Status Report: FY 2008- FY 2010 (July 2010)

PDF 1.9 MB

Sexual Assault in Jails and Juvenile Facilities: Promising Practices for Prevention and Response - Final Report (2010)
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
  • Sexual assault in jails
  • Sexual assault in juvenile facilities

June
2010

Sexual Assault in Jails and Juvenile Facilities: Promising Practices for Prevention and Response - Final Report (June 2010)

PDF 3.7 MB

Community Corrections Program Terminations: Client Needs, Services and Outcomes (FY 2008)
  • Community Corrections
  • Client needs
  • Services
  • Terminations
  • Recidivism

June
2010

Fiscal Year 2008 Community Corrections Program Terminations: Client Needs, Services and Outcomes (June 2010)

PDF 1.2 MB

2008
The Status of Parole Returns to Prison in Colorado (FY2000-2007)
  • Parole returns to prison in Colorado
  • Parole failures

May
2008

The Status of Parole Returns to Prison in Colorado (May 2008)

PDF 213 KB

What Works: Effective Recidivism Reduction and Risk-Focused Prevention Programs (2008)
  • Compendium of evidence-based options for preventing new and persistent criminal behavior

February
2008

What Works: Effective Recidivism Reduction and Risk-Focused Prevention Programs (February 2008)

PDF 5.0 MB

2007
Evidence-Based Correctional Practices (2007)
  • What works in corrections
  • Eight principles of evidence-based correctional practices

August
2007

Evidence-Based Correctional Practices (August 2007)

PDF 117 KB 

2006

Crime and Justice in Colorado 2006

Recipient of the Phillip Hoke National Publications Award for Excellence in Analysis: Statistical/Management Report Category presented by The Justice Information Research Network

 

  • Colorado demographics
  • Adult and juvenile arrests, prosecution, and conviction demographics
  • Adult and juvenile criminal placements
  • Daily cost of adult and juvenile placements
  • Prison, juvenile commitment, and parole population forecasts
  • Recidivism of drug offenders and women on probation, committed youth, community correction offenders, and DOC inmates
  • Sex offenders
  • Children of incarcerated parents
  • School violence
  • Methamphetamine use in Colorado
  • Outcomes of domestic violence offenders in Colorado
  • Offenders with mental illness in prison administrative segregation
June
2007
Crime and Justice in Colorado 2006 (June 2007)

PDF 8.8 MB 

Community Corrections in Colorado: A study of Program Outcomes and Recidivism, FY2000-2004
  • Financial Outcomes
  • Successful Program Terminations
  • Technical Violations, Escapes and New Crimes
  • Who Succeeds In the Program
  • Outcomes by Program
  • Program Variation
  • What's Linked to Program Success?
  • Who Recidivates?
  • Recidivism by Program and by Program Type

May
2006

Community Corrections in Colorado: A study of Program Outcomes and Recidivism, FY00-FY04 (May 2006)
PDF 530 KB 
An Assessment of Four Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (2004)
  • Juvenile substance abuse treatment programs
  • Adult substance abuse treatment programs
  • Multi-Systemic Treatment Program
  • What works for drug and alcohol treatment
  • Colorado 2004 N-SSAT results
  • Byrne funded substance abuse offender treatment programs

March
2006

An Assessment of Four Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (March 2006)

PDF 209 KB

2005
NO 2005 REPORTS
 
 
 
2004
Crime and Justice in Colorado 2004
  • Colorado demographics
  • Adult and juvenile arrests by index crime
  • Adult and juvenile arrest by county
  • Adult and juvenile arrest, prosecution, and conviction demographics
  • Adult and juvenile criminal placements
  • Daily cost of adult and juvenile placements
  • Prison, juvenile commitment, and parole population forecasts
  • Mental illness in the criminal justice system
  • Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)
  • Firearms and domestic violence
  • Substance abuse arrests and treatment
  • Victims of crime
March
2005

Crime and Justice in Colorado 2004 (March 2005)
PDF 3.1 MB

Report on Firearm Use Among Denver Arrestees in 2003 Presented to the Project Safe Neighborhood Task Force
  • Guns
  • Gun arrests
  • Gun violations
  • Firearm possession among arrestees
  • Threats and injuries from firearms
July
2004
Report on Firearm Use Among Denver Arrestees in 2003 Presented to the Project Safe Neighborhood Task Force (July 2004)
PDF 308 KB
2003
Project Safe Neighborhoods - America's Network Against Gun Violence: Firearm Data Presented to Project Safe Neighborhood Task Force (1976-2001)
  • Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN)
  • Guns
  • Crime rates
  • Homicide Trends
  • Juvenile Firearm Use
  • Prisoner and Arrestee Firearm Use
  • Federal gun prosecutions
  • Colorado's background and Instacheck system
September
2003
Project Safe Neighborhoods America's Network Against Gun Violence: Firearm Data Presented to Project Safe Neighborhood Task Force (September 2003)
PDF 800 KB
Evaluation of Colorado's Prison Therapeutic Community for Sex Offenders (1993-2002)
  • Therapeutic communities (TC)
  • Sex offender treatment in a prison environment
  • Sex offender treatment effectiveness
  • Process evaluation
  • Recidivism
July
2003

Evaluation of Colorado's Prison Therapeutic Community for Sex Offenders (July 2003)
PDF 2.3 MB
2002
Community Corrections Study Report (Fiscal Year 1998)
  • Community Corrections/Half-way houses
  • Special populations (females, sex offenders, mentally ill, and substance abusers)
  • Offender profiles
  • Level of Supervision Inventory (LSI )
  • Needs/risks
  • Recidivism
  • Recommendations
February
2002
Community Corrections Study Report (February 2002)
PDF 428 KB
2001
Evaluation of the Denver Drug Court: The Early Years, 1995-1996
  • Drug courts
  • Drug offenders
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Offender profiles
  • Cultural diversity
  • Recidivism
November
2001
Evaluation of the Denver Drug Court: The Early Years, 1995-1996 (November 2001)
PDF 295 KB
2000
The Value of Polygraph Testing in Sex Offender Management: Research Report Submitted to the National Institute of Justice (1998)
  • Sex offender post-conviction polygraphs
  • Crossover
  • Incest
  • Sex offender treatment
  • Polygraph research
December
2000
The Value of Polygraph Testing in Sex Offender Management. A Report Submitted to the National Institute of Justice (December 2000)
PDF 1.2 MB
Lessons Learned: Evaluating the Changes in Perception of Participants of Girls E.T.C. Workshops (1997)
  • Female offenders
  • Before and after method
  • Evaluation of training
February
2000
Lessons Learned: Evaluating the Changes in Perception of Participants of Girls E.T.C. Workshops,1997 (February 2000)
PDF 584 KB
1999
Case Processing Evaluation of the Denver Drug Court (1993-1995)
  • Drug courts
  • Offender profiles
  • Process evaluation
February
1999
Case Processing Evaluation of the Denver Drug Court (February 1999)
PDF 228 KB
1996
Evaluation of the Reasoning and Rehabilitation Cognitive Skills Development Program as Implemented in Juvenile ISP in Colorado (1994-1995)
  • Reasoning & Rehabilitation cognitive skills development program
  • Juvenile ISP
  • Experimental design
  • Recidivism
August
1996
Evaluation of the Reasoning and Rehabilitation Cognitive Skills Development Program as Implemented in Juvenile ISP in Colorado (August 1996)
PDF 1.8 MB
Comparison of Intensive Supervision Probation and Community Corrections Clientele (1993)
  • Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP)
  • Community Corrections
  • Recidivism
May
1996
Comparison of Intensive Supervision Probation and Community Corrections Clientele (May 1996)
PDF 214 KB
How are Adult Felony Sex Offenders Managed on Probation and Parole? (1996)
  • Sex offenders
  • Community management of sex offenders
  • Probation
  • Parole
January
1996
How are Adult Felony Sex Offenders Managed on Probation and Parole? (January 1996)
PDF 2.6 MB
Managing Adult Sex Offenders:
A Containment Approach (1996)
  • Containment approach for sex offenders
  • Offender profiles
  • Model process
  • How to evaluate your program
  • Denial
  • Prosecution of sex crimes
  • Polygraph
  • Sex offender treatment
January
1996

Managing Adult Sex Offenders: A Containment Approach
(External link)

 

Research Archive

The Office of Research and Statistics (ORS) provides archived work below by staff of the unit: the occasional newsletter: Elements of Change (1996 to 2012), the Bulletin Series: Building Blocks for Institutional Safety (2006-2007), and published articles.

Elements of Change Newsletter

The Office of Research and Statistics (ORS), between 1996 and 2012, distributed an occasional newsletter, Elements of Change, that highlighted trends and issues in the criminal justice system such as alcohol and drug use, special correctional populations, crime prevention, sentencing patterns, and new laws. The content of Elements of Change serves as record of the historical work of the Research Unit during that period.

Elements of Change Editions (PDF)

  • May 2012 (vol 16/no 1) 1.31MB 
    Evidence-Based Practices Implementation for Capacity (EPIC)
     
  • April 2010 (vol 14/no 1) 544KB 
    Why has prison growth slowed?
     
  • May 2008 (vol 12/no 1) 374KB 
    Colorado Sex Offender Risk Scale (SORS): Nine-year follow-up
     
  • September 2006 (vol 10/no 2) 318KB 
    Crisis Intervention Teams: A Community-Based Initiative
    Recipient of the 2007 Phillip Hoke National Publications Award for Excellence in the Research/Policy Analysis Category presented by The Justice Information Research Network (formerly, Justice Research & Statistics Association)
     
  • July 2006 (vol 10/no 1) 288KB 
    FY04 Decline in successful Community Corrections completion rates.
     
  • February 2005 (vol 9/no 1) 181KB 
    This special issue takes a look at a Colorado prison-based therapeutic community for sex offenders.
     
  • July 2004 (vol 8/no 1) 208KB 
    This issue takes a look at institutional sex offenders and their risk out in the community.
     
  • April 2003 (vol 7/no 2) 334KB 
    Significant findings from the Division of Criminal Justice Fall 2002 Adult Prison and Parole Population Projections and Juvenile Detention, Commitment, and Parole Population Projections.
     
  • January 2003 (vol 7/no 1) 339KB 
    Special issue that looks at drug use in Denver, Colorado.
     
  • August 2002 (vol 6/no 2) 139KB 
    Special issue looking at Community Corrections in Colorado.
     
  • Jan/Apr 2001 (vol 6/no 1) 203KB 
    Significant findings from the Division of Criminal Justice Fall 2000 Adult Prison and Parole Population Projections and Juvenile Detention, Commitment, and Parole Population Projections.
     
  • October 2000 (vol 5/no 4) 150KB
    Special issue looking at issues surrounding the polygraph (whether it is reliable, admissible, and ethical) and the polygraph's role as a containment tool for convicted sex offenders in the community.
     
  • July 2000 (vol 5/no 3) 104KB 
    Significant findings from the Division of Criminal Justice Fall 1999 Juvenile Detention, Commitment, and Parole Population Projections.
     
  • April 2000 (vol 5/no 2) 186KB 
    Significant findings from the Division of Criminal Justice Fall 1999 Adult Prison and Parole Population Projections.
     
  • January 2000 (vol 5/no 1) 172KB 
    Special issue looking at the use of the polygraph and treatment with convicted adult sex offenders to reveal crossover in offending patterns.
     
  • July 1999 (vol 4/no 3) 246KB
    • Drug charges vs. convictions.
    • Most serious offense charged, Denver metro vs. non-Denver Colorado.
    • Most serious drug offense charged, Denver metro vs. non-Denver Colorado.
    • Placement by most serious offense charged.
    • Behavior severity score by placement.
    • Five-year crime trends.
       
  • April 1999 (vol 4/no 2) 81KB
    • Sex offender community notification.
    • American Indians and crime.
       
  • January 1999 (vol 4/no 1) 93KB
    • Fall 1998 prison population projections.
    • Sexually violent predator risk assessment scale.
    • United States homicide rates (looking at gun involvement and age)
       
  • October 1998 (vol 3/no 4) 99KB
    A special report from the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Research Project (a collaboration between the Piton Foundation and the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice). Profiles of alcohol and other drug use by youth in juvenile detention.
     
  • July 1998 (vol 3/no 3) 89KB
    • Case processing evaluation of the Denver Drug Court.
    • New criminal justice legislation enacted by the 1998 Colorado General Assembly.
    • Who's high on what when committing a crime?
    • Drug use, age at onset.
       
  • April 1998 (vol 3/no 2) 94KB
    • Fall 1997 prison population projections.
    • Sex offender issues (Sex Offender Management Board, the polygraph, and lifetime supervision).
    • Fraternity and sorority involvement in heavy drinking.
       
  • October 1997 (vol 2/no 4) 88KB
    • A look at four proven prevention strategies.
    • The bottom line, cost-effectiveness of prevention.
    • Some local (Colorado) prevention options.
       
  • July 1997 (vol 2/no 3) 86KB
    • Juvenile crime funnel (comparison of juvenile population, arrests, detainees, probations, and commitments).
    • A profile of juvenile detainees by school status, income, ethnicity, and family composition.
    • Most serious charge/top five charges for juvenile detainees.
    • Admission and population trends at Colorado juvenile secure detention facilities.
       
  • April 1997 (vol 2/no 2) 1.41MB
    • Mandatory Parole.
    • Plea practices.
    • Juvenile detention and commitment population projections.
    • Most harmful drug substances.
       
  • July 1996 (vol 1/no 2) 1.41MB
    • Juvenile detainees.
    • Crime funnel.
    • Plea practices.
    • Adult incarceration.
    • Internet workshop.
       
  • April 1996 (vol 1/no 1) 1.52MK
    • Arrest rates.
    • Adult sex offender management.
    • Drug use trends.
    • Juvenile incarceration.
    • Employment and program outcome.

Building Blocks for Institutional Safety

"Building Blocks for Institutional Safety" was a bulletin series published between 2006 and 2007 supported by a grant from the National Institute of Justice. The series focused on prevention and intervention of offender-on-offender sexual assaults.

NameKeywordsReport DateDocument Link
Bulletin Series: "Building Blocks for Institutional Safety"
  • Issues 5: A Bibliography of Resources Available from the National Institute of Corrections Information Center
October
2007
Bulletin Series(Issue 5): Building Blocks for Institutional Safety

PDF 652 KB

Bulletin Series: "Building Blocks for Institutional Safety"
  • Issues 4: Using Data to Prevent Inmate Sexual Assault
October
2007
Bulletin Series (Issue 4): Building Blocks for Institutional Safety

PDF 469 KB

Bulletin Series: "Building Blocks for Institutional Safety"
  • Issues 3: Promising Practices to Prevent Inmate Sexual Assault
May
2007
Bulletin Series(Issue 3): Building Blocks for Institutional Safety

PDF 568 KB

Bulletin Series: "Building Blocks for Institutional Safety"
  • Issues 2: Promising Practices to Prevent Resident Sexual Assaults at Woodfield Cottage Secure Detention Facility
May
2007

Bulletin Series(Issue 2): Building Blocks for Institutional Safety

PDF 456 KB

Bulletin Series: "Building Blocks for Institutional Safety"
  • Issues 1: Responding to the Prison Rape Elimination Act
July
2006
Bulletin Series(Issue 1): Building Blocks for Institutional Safety (July 2006)
PDF 408 KB

Published Articles

The Office of Research and Statistics (ORS) has occasionally published articles related to the work conducted by staff of the unit. Articles are listed by most recent publication date.

Published Articles (PDF)

Is Prison Sexual Offending Behavior Indicative of Community Risk?
Heil, P., Harrison, L., English K., & Alhmeyer, S. (2009). Is Prison Sexual Offending Behavior Indicative of Community Risk? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36 (9), 892-908.

Sex offender Polygraph Testing in the United States: Trends and Controversies
Heil, P. & English, K. (2009). Sex offender polygraph testing in the United States: Trend and controversies. The use of the polygraph in assessing, treating, and supervision sex offenders: A practitioners guide (pp. 181-216). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

Prison Rape: What We Know Today
English, K. & Heil, P. (2005). Prison Rape: What We Know Today. Corrections Compendium, 30(5), 1-5 and 42-44.

The Containment Approach to Managing Sex Offenders (3)
(3) English, K. (2004). The containment approach to managing sex offenders. Seton Hall Law Review, 34, 1255-1272.

Sexual Offender Containment: Use of the Post Conviction Polygraph (8)
(8) English, K., Jones, L., Patrick, D., & Pasini-Hill, D. (2003). Sexual offender containment: Use of the post conviction polygraph. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

The Colorado Sex Offender Risk Scale (2)
(2) English, K. , Retzlaff, P., & Kleinsasser, D. (2002). The Colorado Sex Offender Risk Scale. Journal of Child Abuse, 11, 77-96.

The Impact of Polygraphy on Admissions of Victims and Offenders in Adult Sexual Offenders (5)
(5) Ahlmeyer, S., Heil, P., McKee, B., & English, K. (2000). The impact of polygraphy on admissions of victims and offenses in adult sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 12(2), 123-138.

The Value of the Post-Conviction Polygraph: The Importance of Sanctions (6)
(6) Cooley-Towell, S., Pasini-Hill, D., & Patrick, D. (2000). The value of the post-conviction polygraph: The importance of sanctions. Polygraph, 29(1), 6-19.

The Containment Approach: An Aggressive Strategy for the Community Management of Adult Sex Offenders (4)
(4) English, K. (1998). The containment approach: An aggressive strategy for the community management of adult sex offenders. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 4 (1/2), 218-235.

 

Other Important Resources (PDF)

Krapohl, D.J., &, Gary, W.B. (2004). Exploration into the effects of race on polygraph scores and decisions. Polygraph, 33 (4), 234-239.

La Fond, J.Q., &, Winick, B.J. (2004). Sex offender reentry courts: A proposal for managing the risk of returning sex offenders to the community. Seton Hall Law Review, 34, 1173-1212.

Part I: pages 1173-1177
Part II: pages 1178-1182
Part III: pages 1183-1187
Part IV: pages 1188-1192
Part V: pages 1193-1197
Part VI: pages 1198-1202
Part VII: pages 1203-1207
Part VIII: pages 1208-1212

Stern, B.A., &, Krapohl, D.J. (2004). The efficacy of detecting deception in psychopaths using a polygraph. Polygraph, 33 (4), 201-213.

Part I: pages 201-207
Part II: pages 208-213

Grotpeter, J.K., &, Elliot, D.S. (2002). Violent sexual offending. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Institute of Behavioral Science.
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