It is debatable if sex offenders names should be public, some people believe is a invasion of there private life, “There is a real danger of vigilantism and publicizing their names (and the info required goes far beyond just their names) is an invasion of privacy of the wives, children and families of these offenders, which is an invasion of privacy no other class of criminal faces”(debate.org) . Others believe this is not even debatable, that Sex offenders name should be public, period, “Once somebody commits a sexual crime, they have given up their right to anonymity. As a parent, I want to be very aware of the sexual offenders who may be near my children. The sexual registry list is a good tool that
There are many flaws throughout the child welfare system that can hinder its overall goal of protecting children. There have been several cases in child protection that have resulted in tragedy, either within the foster care system itself, or in the child’s biological home.
He also states in the article that if the state had assumed that they were not safe they should have been kept in for a longer period of time. He wrote the article “Never going Home: Does It Make Us Safer? Does It Make Sense? Sex Offenders, Residency Restrictions, and Reforming Risk Management Law.” based on the information that he stumbled upon while doing many research and observations; Mr. Caleb who is an attorney at LLP mainly focuses on civil and commercial litigation. While learning from most of his experiences from graduating at the Northwestern University B.A. and the Northwestern University school of Law Durling, became the Executive Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 2006-2007, and Winner, Lowden-Wigmore Award for the Journal's Best Comment, 2006-2007. Comment published: "Never Going Home: Does It Make Us Safer? Does It Make Sense? Sex Offenders, Residency Restrictions and Reforming Risk Management Law." 97 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 317 (2006). Intern, Judge Christopher J. Donnelly, Cook County (IL) Circuit Court (2005). (
There are three general treatment options for sexual offenders: (1) Cognitive programs focused on changing styles of thought and increasing empathy in the rapist, (2) Behavioral techniques and physical measures focus on the reorientation of an offender´s reactions, and (3) Medical interventions, such as reduction of hormone levels or eventually castration. These techniques have been combined into sex offender treatment programs (SOTP), which are mainly focused on cognitive behavioral techniques because they seem to be the most effective. Still, these treatments have no high overall effect, but every small positive change in sexual offenders is seen as
Sexual violence, particularly against children, is a significant issue all around the world. In the early 1990’s in the United States, there were multiple well-publicized cases of sexual violence against children. From kidnappings, to rapes, and everything in between, violence was being committed against children and something needed to be done about it. In 1996, Megan’s Law was passed in response to the sexual assault and death of Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old from New Jersey (Corrigan, 2006). This law is still in effect. By looking at the historical context, goals, and results of Megan’s Law, one can see that Megan’s Law has had mixed outcomes.
John Edward Walsh, Jr. is an American television personality, criminal investigator, human and victim’s right advocate, the creator and host of America’s Most Wanted, and The Hunt television shows. Born in 1945 in Auburn, New York he was raised in a strict and supportive catholic home. After becoming a hotel marketing executive in Hollywood, Florida John Walsh met his wife Reve’ Walsh and settled down to raise a family. (http://www.biography.com/people/john-walsh-9542164) In 1981, a seemingly normal day, John Walsh kissed his wife and young son Adam good bye as he left for work. John received a phone call mid-day whilst at work on July 27, 1981, stating that tragedy had struck when Walsh’s six year old son, Adam had been abducted from a Sear’s
The most common myth the sex offender registry office receives daily is, “An offender was on the registry yesterday, why are they not on there now?”
The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and Protection Act (JJDPA) was established in 1974 and was the first federal law that dealt comprehensively with juvenile delinquency to improve the juvenile justice system and support state and local efforts at delinquency prevention. This paper will assess the JJDPA and summarize its purpose and implementation and enforcement. Next, there will be a discussion of the historical context of the policy; followed by a focus of the latent consequences. Finally there will be a vignette as to how this Act has affected a person or family as well as personal reflection toward the policy.
The United States is facing a growing problem that shows no signs of slowing: sexual assaults on college campuses. Possible reasons for this epidemic are explained by Janet Napolitano, the current president of the University of California. She describes that “young adults live independently and in close proximity to one another for the first time” while attending college (Napolitano 387). The college setting provides students with opportunities to take advantage of one another. As a result, sexual assaults have become an issue across universities in the United States. Sexual assaults are a problem because they can have lasting effects on victims. It is the job of both the government and colleges to find solutions to the problem, by preventing
The term "sex offender" means an individual who was convicted of a sex offense. Research has shown that Sex offenders that commit a crime against a person has not previously been convicted of a violent offence before. They do these crimes unders a masks of a normal relationship. Most Sexual offences committed against the person are mostly perpetrated by family members and acquaintances, and the big majority of them are unreported. Not all crimes are the same because there is such a wide spectrum of sex crimes. The punishments vary widely, between states, from fines and counseling to life in prison. Sex Offenders can be categorized into three tiers according to federal law. A Tier is a level in which a Sex Offender is categorized based on his/her sex offense.
The containment model approach should be used which was developed by Kim English. It is one of the most effective models in managing sex offenders in the community. The Containment Approach Model Includes Five Parts:
Jon E, L. (2002, October 16 ). Registering Sex Offenders Makes a State a Safer Place. Wisconsin State Journal; Madison, Wis., p. A8.
n 1984, Leroy Hendricks was convicted of having indecent liberties with two 13-year old boys. As punishment for his action, Mr. Hendricks was remanded to the penal institutional system to serve his prison sentence. After serving ten years in prison, Mr. Hendricks was going to be stepped down to a halfway house. In the state of Kansas, they implemented the Sexually Violent Predator Act in 1994. This act “establishes procedures for the civil commitment of persons who, due to a mental abnormality or a personality disorder, are likely to engage in predatory acts of sexual violence (Brody & Acker, 2010, p.4). Due to the extensive sexually offensive history against minors that Mr. Hendricks had, he was deemed to continue to pose a threat to those in society. It was his past history of performing sexual acts against children and his own admission that he could not control his urges, that inclined the District Attorney’s ofice to file a motion to have Leroy Hendricks civilly committed under the Sexually Violent Predator Act. Mr. Hendricks attorney requested that his client be evaluated to determine if he could be labeled as a sexually violent offender. Based on Mr. Hendricks testimony
media access to registered sex offenders. The case’s build up dates back to 2002 when 21 year
The start to such severe punishment for minors began with what is referred to as the “summer of violence” which took place in Denver, Colorado in 1993. During the summer of ’93, seventy four people were killed in Denver, due to an increase in violence caused by minors. In order to try to gain control of the situation and to put fear into the minors in order to keep them from committing such crimes the governor at the time requested a special session in order to try to change the laws about how minors could be processed after committing a crime. As a result of said special session 11 laws were passed. One of which gave prosecutors the right to file charges against minors between the ages of 14 and 17 (Gardner, 2011). The passing of these new laws changed the lives of thousands of children from then on out.