Dr. Lisa Anne Zilney of Montclair State University in New Jersey is looking for Nevada research participants for a study titled “Contextualizing the experiences of sexual offenders“.
These are the qualifications you must have:
- You must be in Nevada.
- You must be a registered sex offender.
- You must have had a tier change due to the 2018 Adam Walsh Act. Specifically we are looking for individuals who were tier 0 or tier 1.
- You must be 18+ years.
- It doesn’t matter if you are male or are female.
If you qualify, please consider volunteering. Here is why:
This study examines 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. This study seeks to understand the factors that make a person accept a plea deal. This study also examines the negative consequences faced by individuals after being placed on the registry; and the negative consequences that result due to a tier change.
What is Involved in Volunteering: 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!
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 in New Jersey and has previously authored or co-authored 3 books on the negative impacts of legislation on registrants and their families.
If you are interested in participating in an interview, please call
Dr. Lisa Anne Zilney at 732-221-2241 during Eastern Time business hours
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org