Summary The reality is that sex offenders are a great political target, but that doesn't mean any law under the sun is appropriate. Law Enforcement Law enforcement officials should only release information about registered sex offenders on a need-to-know basis. In the US Congress passed the Jacob Wetterling Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, named after an year-old boy who was abducted at gunpoint while riding his bike near his home. This research should include efforts to identify and assess the impact that registration, community notification, and residency restrictions have on registrants, their families, and communities. Moreover, the Act will preclude state officials from instituting registration laws they deem more reasonable or effective but which fall below the federal mandate.
Some of the conduct reflects the impulsiveness and perhaps difficulty with boundaries that many teenagers experience and that most will outgrow with maturity. We ascertained the offenses that triggered mandatory registration requirements, the period of time for which the offender must remain registered, whether states classify registrants by level of risk, and what types of review procedures exist either to alter a registrant's level of risk or allow him to be relieved of reporting or notification obligations. The US Department of Justice DOJ estimates that around children are abducted per year by non-family strangers-of which 46 result in the death of the victim. This research should include efforts to identify and assess the impact that registration, community notification, and residency restrictions have on registrants, their families, and communities. They would like to see more money spent on prevention, education, and awareness programs for children and adults, counseling for victims of sexual violence, and programs that facilitate treatment and the transition back to society for convicted sex offenders. For example, Iowa officials told Human Rights Watch that they are losing track of registrants who have been made transient by the state's residency restriction law or who have dropped out of sight rather than comply with the law. Registrants should have a periodic opportunity to petition to be removed from the online registry. Registration laws should be narrowed in scope and duration. Indeed, legislators are steadily increasing the duration of registration requirements: Patty Wetterling, a prominent child safety advocate who founded the Jacob Wetterling Foundation after her son was abducted in , recently told Human Rights Watch, I based my support of broad-based community notification laws on my assumption that sex offenders have the highest recidivism rates of any criminal. One of the goals of the Act was to create more uniformity among state registration schemes, to avoid some of the confusion as to registration requirements when registrants moved to different states. Community meetings should be designed as an opportunity for education about where the risk for sexual victimization lies and how to prevent sexual abuse before it occurs. Human Rights Watch appreciates the sense of concern and urgency that has prompted these laws. One such factor is the relationship of the victim to the offender. So, for example, a man convicted of soliciting an underage prostitute would have to register in the jurisdiction where he lives and also in the jurisdiction where he is employed if different and provide information about his employer to the police, even if his work does not involve contact with children. The Department of Justice and states should encourage and fund research to assess and compare the effectiveness of different strategies to prevent the perpetration and reoffense of sexual violence. For example, information such as place of employment or place of education should not routinely be available. Sex offender laws are based on preventing the horrific crimes that inspired them-but the abduction, rape, and murder of a child by a stranger who is a previously convicted sex offender is a rare event. The panel has the authority to periodically reassess the convicted sex offender's level of dangerousness and adjust his or her registration and community notification requirements accordingly. The Act defines a sex offense as a "criminal offense that has an element involving a sexual act or sexual contact with another. Oklahoma Oklahoma law treats any type of public exposure as a sex offense that triggers 10 years on the sex offender registry, even if the offender had no sexual or lascivious motivation or intent at the time he or she exposed him- or herself. At least four registrants have been targeted and killed two in and two in by strangers who found their names and addresses through online registries. Finally, we interviewed state officials responsible for enforcing sex offender laws, including probation and parole officers and county sheriffs. As a result, Brandon was fired from his job. South Korea is the only country other than the United States that has community notification laws. We chose North Carolina because it is one of only two states that we could find whose registries list the date of release into the community. This should include more information than the identification of the statute he or she violated.
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