Review of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

Evaluation and Inspections Report I-2009-001
December 2008
Office of the Inspector General

Purpose, Scope, and Methodology of the OIG Review


We reviewed the Department’s efforts to implement SORNA requirements and assessed whether those efforts have increased the number of fugitive sex offenders investigated, arrested, and prosecuted by the Department.


We reviewed law enforcement (NSOR) and publicly available (NSOPR) sex offender registration data from January through March 2008. Our review also examined data on fugitive sex offender investigations, arrests, and prosecutions from FY 2004 through FY 2007. In addition, we reviewed the implementation of SORNA by Department components and the Department’s efforts to assist state, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions with SORNA implementation. However, we did not review the jurisdictions’ efforts to implement SORNA.


To examine the implementation of SORNA, we conducted interviews and performed both document reviews and analyses of investigation, arrest, and prosecution data provided by Department components and other sources listed below.


Document Reviews

Data Analyses


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