Forty percent of the offenders against very young children under the age of six were themselves children; a similar proportion 39 percent of offenders whose victims were age six to 11 were children. I know there are violent sexual predators that need to be punished, but this seems like punishment far beyond reasonable for what my son did.
A study by the Minnesota Department of Corrections found that individuals who committed another sex crime against a child made contact with their victim through a social relationship.
This chapter describes who is required to register, for what, and for how long. F FF or example, in New Jersey, notices about high risk "Tier 3" registrants are distributed to private residences, businesses, schools, and community organizations in the area s where the offender lives and works.
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.
The volume of registrants is such that law enforcement officials cannot even make sure that those who are supposed to register are doing so. E E very state in the United States criminalizes sexual activity with someone below the "age of consent," a crime typically called "statutory rape. A number of other factors are also correlated with recidivism.
Human Rights Watch reviewed the sex offender registration, community notification, and residency restriction laws of the 50 states in the United States and the District of Columbia. As a result, Brandon was fired from his job. In , for example, the state of California admitted that it had lost track of 33, of the state's convicted sex offenders percent of the 76, who should have been registering but were not.