Published Research Articles

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Published by Office of Research and Statistics (ORS) staff:

Is Prison Sexual Offending Behavior Indicative of Community Risk? (1)

The Colorado Sex Offender Risk Scale(2)

The Containment Approach to Managing Sex Offenders (3)

The Containment Approach: An Aggresive Strategy for the Community Management of Adult Sex Offenders (4)

The Impact of Polygraphy on Admissions of Victims and Offenders in Adult Sexual Offenders(5)

The Value of the Post-Conviction Polygraph: The Importance of Sanctions(6)

Prison Rape: What We Know Today (7)

Sex Offender Containment: Use of Post Conviction Polygraph(8)

Sex offender Polygraph Testing in the United States: Trends and Controversies(9)


(1) 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.

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

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

(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.

(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.  

(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.

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

(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.  

(9) 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 practioners guide (pp. 181-216). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

Other Important Resources for ORS website visitors:

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.
Full Report

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