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    Essay On Sex Offenders

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    All crimes are heinous but sex crimes are especially horrendous. Acts of sex crimes can not only completely violate someone in a physical sense, but also mentally for the rest of their lives. Several laws have been passed within the last twenty years to deter sex offenders. Theses laws are called SORN ( Sex Offender Registration and Notification ) Three major SORN laws are the Jacob Wetterling Act, Megan 's Law, & The Adam Walsh Act. Some people tend to sympathize more for murders more than sex offenders. This is especially common with in prisons. Sex offenders in prison are more likely to receive violent acts from other inmates than any other crime. Sex offenders are looked down upon by society regardless but especially when a child is involved. Children are so pure and innocent, it’s only normal to cringe at the thought of someone abusing a child, let alone sexually abusing one. However our perception of what , and who, and how sex offenders are , maybe not be…

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    Sex Offender Recidivism

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    Effectiveness of Sex Offender Registries: Do They Reduce Recidivism? Sex offenders are commonly perceived as the worst type of criminal offenders (Zimring, Piquero, & Jennings, 2007). Their heinous actions instill a sense of fear amongst their victims and society at large. Following an offender’s release, regardless of their crime, there is a high likelihood that the offender will recidivate if they are not successfully integrated back into society. Specifically, it is often assumed that sex…

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    The massive surge in legislation in the 1990s written with the purpose of protecting the public from persons convicted for sexual crimes has produced complex and multi-faceted consequences for neighborhoods where sex offenders reside. Sex offender legislation set out to register and control the movement of convicted sex offenders. This principle of public protection resulted in the establishment of the sex offender registry, community notification, and residency restrictions laws. However,…

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    Sex Offenders

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    Throughout the years the implementation of several laws have been enacted to protect adults and children from sex offenders. Some of these laws have required states to establish database of people who have been convicted of certain sex acts. One of these is the Jacob Wetterling Act. This was enacted back in 1994 which required states to implement a sex offender and crimes against children registry. Megan’s Law amends the Wetterling Act and requires states to establish a notification system…

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    Sex Offender Injustice

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    terms, the sex offenders themselves may also feel that they are treated unjustly after they have been released. The offender not only looses his or her freedom for a period of time, they also lose their sense of self and self-esteem. Not only have they served their time but also they are labeled as soon as they are released from prison (Worthington, 2000). As a result of highly publicized sec offenses cases in the United States and in Canada there has been an increased focus on managing sex…

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    Who Should Rot in Prison Sex offenders are disgusting people who should spend the rest of their life rotting in a cell. They deserve the most rigorous and cruel sentences, because not only do they rape innocent people, but sometimes they even go as far as murdering them. There have been laws passed cracking down on sex offenders. One of the most important is the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which gives punishment depending on the level of the crime. Congress…

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    P.L. 109-248 “Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2006” The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), also known as Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act 2006, was signed into law by President George W. Bush on July 27, 2006 in recognition of the abduction and murder of Adam Walsh, a six-year-old boy, exactly twenty-five years prior. According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the policy’s intent is to “protect the public from sex offenders…

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    Megan Kanka Research Paper

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    predator that unbeknownst to the Kanka family had pled guilty and served time for the sexual assault of two young girls previously. (History Channel, 2016) This horrific crime and devastating circumstances is what drove Megan’s parents to demand a change within our judicial system. The Kanka family pushed legislatures to change the laws for sexual offenders, requiring all sex…

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    300,000 women are raped and 3.7 million are confronted with unwanted sexual activity” (Bonnar-Kidd). In addition, 900,000 children are neglected…

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    There are many dangers today dealing with sex offenders, and why the law should not change. Sex offenders are people that abuse someone else sexually which causes harm physically or emotionally to the victim. Sex offenders are more than likely to have reoccurring sexual abuse acts. Victims should not have to live in fear every day because their accused abuser is walking freely. Sex offenders should not be able to live freely as law-abiding citizens because of the damage they have caused to…

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