Any individual who believes information contained on the PSOR is not accurate should contact the local law enforcement agency, sheriff's office, or the nearest state police post having jurisdiction over the offender's residence. Risk assessment tools consider factors that have been empirically linked by research to sexual recidivism risk. Another report from the OJP which studied the recidivism of prisoners released in in 15 states accounting for two-thirds of all prisoners released in the United States that year reached the same conclusion. The registry lists represent a small proportion of sex offenders in any community, since most sexual abuse, nearly 88 percent, is never reported. The legislature has determined that a person who has been convicted of committing an offense covered by this act poses a potential serious menace and danger to the health, safety, morals, and welfare of the people, and particularly the children, of this state. The National Sex Offender Registry contains over , registered sex offenders and can be searched instantly. In , a scholarship in Sjodin's name was set up at the University of North Dakota. Sex Offender Registry Laws have been established as one part of the supervision of individuals who have moved back into communities after being convicted of sex crimes against adults or children. To access available information go to one of the following sites: Extreme care should be exercised in using any information obtained from this web site. Such programs are effective in lowering recidivism by 15—18 percent. We appreciate your donation of one dollar or more to help us buy coffee for our volunteers! Learn how one community member took action to respond to concerns over sex offenders in his community Unlike physical castration, it is reversible by stopping the medication. In the modern world of technology, many jurisdictions are reforming their laws to prevent the over-prosecution of sex offenders and focusing on crimes involving a victim. People convicted of any sex crime are "transformed into a concept of evil, which is then personified as a group of faceless, terrifying, and predatory devils", who are, contrary to scientific evidence, perceived as a constant threat, habitually waiting for an opportunity to attack.