Problems Inherent in the Sex Offender Registry System The concept of a sex offender registry came to the foreground in legal and political life in the United States in the early 1990s. This was a time in which a series of sex crimes against children occurred by individuals who had previously been convicted of a sex-related crime. While these individuals had been convicted for their offenses and served their time in the U.S. prison system, it appears that they were not “reformed” because they later perpetrated similar sex-related crimes on others. Since then, four interrelated laws have been enacted in the United States that mandate the federal and state-wide registration of individuals who have been convicted of sex-related crimes and...The end:
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