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    Megan's Law: The Megan Kanka Murder Megan Kanka was a young, blonde, girl living in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. She was only seven years old when she was raped and murdered by her neighbor, Jesse Timmendequas. He was pictured as a monster to all of America, and his horrific act made headlines across the country. This tragic case is what changed the way registered sex offenders were viewed in the United States, and possibly saved many childrens lives. On July 29th, 1994 Megan was lured into Timmendequas house under the false pretenses that he had a puppy for her to play with. Once inside he brought her into his bedroom and began to fondle her. Megan screamed for help, causing a physical dispute between the two. Megan eventually fell, smacked…

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    Essay On Megan's Law

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    The unfortunate situation that happened to the child, Meagan is something no child and mother want to endure. An innocent child’s life being taken away by the hands of a criminal lives in the same community. The lack of information that was not thought of to inform a grieving family, and others of a sex offender living near them in their community. On account of the situation that took place involving Megan and a sex offender, it was a need for Megan’s Law to be created and implemented as a Law.…

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    Megan's Law And Recidivism

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    This essay will focus on Megan’s Law, a program in the United States of America that is aimed at deterring the rate of recidivism for offenders who have been convicted of child-related offences. The essay will argue that the theoretical basis is inadequate to achieve the desired result due to the lack of focus on offenders and the negative consequences that all offenders encounter. In July 1994, Jesse Timmendequas, a twice convicted sex offender was charged for the rape and murder of Megan…

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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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    were between the ages of 10-12. He is tested everyday with watching these kids play on the playground. He also meets a big struggle when he meets an 11 year old girl in the park near the end. Walter is extremely tempted and I believe that he truly went to the park intending to meet up and do things with Robbin. This was a big problem for Walter. He was doing pretty well with his life and staying within the boundaries decently well. His mind only changed because of the fact that he could tell by…

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    The Number One People 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…

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    not report if they move they can be arrested in that town and own a fine for not reporting that they move, or if they change their appearance they have to go to the police station and get a new picture updated of them. The authorities have to take special precautions towards sex offenders because we do not know what they are capable of and they could be extremely dangerous. Sex offenders should be made public because they pose such a huge threat to society and they will do anything to kidnap…

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    Sex Offenders

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    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 notifying the citizens or…

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    Human trafficking is not a new thing that has just recently begun, and the statistics on this issue are appalling. It is estimated that there are currently 27 million people in modern day slavery across the world and only 1-2% of those enslaved people will ever be rescued from this bondage. That is why I believe the bill H.R. 515: International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking is such an important bill. There are so many small things that can be done to help better our…

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    A class called, “Black Community Law and Social Change,” won my heart for the law field. It was the book, “Walking with the Wind,” by John Lewis that did the trick. It was solely that book that truly helped me realize what I desired. I dug deeper into this type of justice and I learned that this was my one true love in the law field. Since then, I have been researching into civil rights and human rights and reading books related to the field such as Ralph Abernathy’s, “And the Walls Came…

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