Sex offender laws can also trump other laws designed to enable young offenders to have clean public records and keep their misconduct private. He was incarcerated for four months pending trial, and pled guilty to indecent exposure. It would be difficult to overestimate the devastating effect sexual violence can have for survivors.
When community notification came up for discussion in the US House of Representatives, only one representative voiced opposition and the bill eventually passed
Minnesota also includes a "need-to-know" limitation on community notification. Webb is one of 43, Michigan residents required by law to be listed on the state's online sex offender registry, and one of aboutnationwide on individual state registries.
As for the concerns of offenders, she said, "It's their behavior, their criminal behavior, that put them in that position. His mother now believes that some consideration should be given to sex offender registration requirements when the charge stems from a nonviolent act. Making it difficult for former sex offenders to find and keep gainful employment is counterproductive for public safety.
Unfortunately, our research reveals that sex offender registration, community notification, and residency restriction laws are ill-considered, poorly crafted, and may cause more harm than good:.
I believe it is society's duty to keep pedophiles from children so that the temptation isn't there. Absent care in how notification is handled, law enforcement officials may inadvertently expand the scope of community notification beyond what is necessary to protect public safety, mislead the public about the actual risk a sex offender poses, and inflame community hostility and fear.
He said "there must be some mistake. Any registration requirement should also be periodically reviewed to ensure it remains necessary. When he was 12 years old, Paul L. Only 2. I keep to myself.
He was released when he was As noted in our previous chapter, by all state registration information that is publicly available will be uploaded onto the online national sex offender registry. We communicated with law enforcement officials from 30 states about their state registries, in particular about whether the states had mechanisms for reporting vigilantism or harassment against registrants.
She represented KG in having his record cleared.