An arrest is the act of depriving a person of his or her liberty usually in relation to the purported investigation or prevention of crime and presenting the arrestee to a procedure as part of the criminal justice system. The original ATTSO scale consists of 35 items and was designed to examine public attitudes toward the treatment of sex offenders Wnuk et al. Furthermore, among professionals working in the sexual abuse field, only one quarter believed that sex offenders should be prohibited from living in communities Levenson et al. Contrary to this belief, the majority of sexual offenses are in fact commit- ted by people known to the victim. It included 26 items comprising common misperceptions and facts about sex offender characteristics, crimes, and reoffense rates. Procedure All participants completed an informed consent form before they were directed to the online survey site. According to this framework, justice is not served by merely punishing the offender and providing them treatment, but rather one must consider more broadly who was hurt by the crime and how the offender can work to heal this pain Bazemore, ; Zehr, However, if victims—arguably the largest stakeholders in the development of such laws—are not supportive of the legislation, then we should work together to develop evidence-based laws that make sense and are informed by those who are most affected. This geographical approach to reducing recidivism among sex offenders prohibits registered sex offenders from residing and loitering within close proximity to places where children congregate. While current legislation has consistently shown to be ineffective at preventing recidivism, enactment of these laws may serve as a way to protect and support victims and to help with their healing process. However, given that vic- tims have more knowledge about the perpetrators of sexual abuse and in most cases these perpetrators are individuals known to them and family members, it is unclear whether their beliefs will be more reflective of those of professionals or those of the general public. Prohibiting permanent residence within a specific distance generally between 1, and 2, ft from these places is one form of residence restriction, usually referred to as distance markers Calkins et al. Furthermore, there is evidence to show that not only are these laws not effective but they actually may destabilize sex offenders upon reentry. In contrast, Levenson, Fortney, and Baker surveyed professionals working in the sexual abuse field and found that less than half of them partially or completely agreed with community notification policies and those with more knowledge of sex offenders showed less confidence in notification polices Levenson et al.