In this paper, I will be summarizing and discussing the key points about a bulletin written by The Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention name "Juvenile Arrest 2008." I will also discuss the overall decreased in juvenile arrests and the increase in drug offenses. Included in this paper will be the implication for female juvenile offenders and members of different ethnic including minorities. I will also discuss the increased in the arrest of juvenile females offenders vs. the decreased of male juveniles offenders for violent crimes. I will discuss how the tracking of juvenile arrest could be used as a method to measure the amount juvenile crime.
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?”
Your paper was clear and interesting to read, you provided a number of points and topics to include. It is safe to say that through the observation I had involving the prediction of sex offender recidivism, the offenders that undergo treatment are faced with pros and cons meaning that treatment is necessary when an offender is actively participating. On the other hand, the cons involve an offender that receives treatment but isn 't willing to change the behavior and mindset to re-offend. Moreover, you provided an imperative reasoning for the scenario choice, you provided clear motive, history and background, and professional observation.
There are different types of sex offenders which make recidivism complex to handle. Unfortunately, recidivism remains a difficult concept to measure, especially in the context of sex offenders. The surreptitious nature of sex crimes, the fact that few sexual offenses are reported to authorities, and variation in the ways researchers calculate recidivism rates all contribute to the problem.
Lees, M., & Tewksbury, R. (2006, February). Understanding Policy and Progmmatic Issues Regarding Sex Offender Registries. Trade Journals , 68(1), 54,56-57.
Sex offenders are known to live in economically deprived and socially disorganized communities with limited access to public notification. (Levenson, et al., 2015) Consequently, people living in low-income communities may not have access to a computer to keep up with the sex offender’s registry, which put them more at risk. In my opinion, professionals have a primary duty to promote the recovery of sex offenders. There should be psychological and rehabilitation treatment available to help sex offenders re-entry back into the communities. Policies have supported Megan’s Law despite the absence of evidence creating a variety of problems within states that Megan’s Law has achieved its goal. While notification laws and access to sex offender databases may give parents a sense of security, they may distract parents from paying attention to friends and family members who pose a potentially higher risk than the sex offenders on state registries. (Larson, 2016) The number of unreported sex crimes committed by registered sex offenders relative to the number of individuals without a record of sexual offenses is unknown. (Bonnar-Kidd, 2010) In my opinion, Megan’s Law has reduced sexual violence by a specific number of reported sexual
In 2015, the Sex Offender Registration Act (Penal Code section 290) is a California sex offender registration statute. Section 290 was intended to promote the state interest in controlling and preventing recidivism in sex offenders. In addition, it serves an important public purpose by compelling registration of sex offenders who were violent and required public surveillance. This statute gave judges the choice to enforce registration on an adult who has non-forcible vaginal sex with a 16 year old or older. However, there is a mandatory lifetime registration for an adult who has non-forcible oral sex with a 16 year old. Thus, an equal protection issues had come into question.
“Teenager’s Jailing Brings a Call to Fix Sex Offender Registries,” is an article written by Julie Bosman, and published by the New York Times Newspaper. The article is written about a 19-year-old named Zachery Anderson who is listed on a sex offender registry for life. The cause of this was talking to an under aged female through a dating app called “Hot or Not.” Although, Zachary Anderson did not know that the girl who had lied about her being 17, was actually 14, he later plead guilty to what had happened. Reading this newspaper article had me thinking about all sorts of things, whether it was about the fact that Zachary had sex with a female who was under the age of consent in Michigan or the fact that he was put on the sex offender registry.
America has a strict law, which protects our citizens from predators; sex offender registries are exemplifications. In the article “Protect Yourself, Family From Sex Offenders,” Rick Schneider argues that sex offender’s name should not be taken off even after they had served their time. Many can argue that registries are a good way for the government authorities to keep track, and to protect the community from any violence caused by sex offenders. For example, many people may believe the registry protects people from predators because it allows others to know where the predators are and how likely they are to strike again. On the other hand, some people consider that it is “horribly unfair” to release the names and addresses of offenders that
Currently in the United States it is a requirement by federal law that every state have sex offender registries. However, each state has different laws regarding these registries and the requirements in one state can greatly differ in another. Laws have been put into effect requiring that sex offenders place themselves on the registry without knowing if they are truly effective, and whether or not it helps in lowering recidivism rates. There are many myths surrounding sex offender registries and a large percentage of the public is greatly misinformed. Sex offender registries were created to make the public feel safer by knowing where these offenders are, but are not as effective as we may think.
Sex offenders are commonly viewed as the worst of the worst in regards to criminal offenders. Their heinous actions instill a sense of fear among the victim 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 offenders are highly likely to recidivate and that they will continue to be perpetrators of sexual offenses. Nationwide, lawmakers have enacted policies that have been designed to decrease rates of sexual recidivism and attempt to ensure public safety.
The needs evaluation found that the data does not support that sexual crimes are the cause of an increase in incarceration populations. However, another interesting finding did come out which is factual and statistically based. When former sex offenders were released from prison, they rarely recidivate due to sex crimes, while those not in prison for sex crimes initially make up 87% of the population who subsequently committed a sexual
This paper will evaluate sexual assault programs. These programs are designed to rehabilitate current offenders from committing the same sexual crime again. The programs consist of behavioral and cognitive treatment and mental health treatment. Sex offenders do not get a choice to attend rehabilitation after being released from prison they are put on probation where they are mandated to complete treatment in order to complete their conditions of probation. Not all sex offenders are the same there are three different types of offenders. First time offenders, chronic offenders and controlled chronic offenders.
I believe that the existence of sex offender registries can offer a positive effect especially for families and parents who want to know if a certain community is safe for their children and it also helps police officers narrow down the location if an offender committed another criminal act. If anything, I believe that the registries need to be updated and not abolished completely. The activities of a sex offender should in fact be monitored and tracked. However, registered sex offenders who committed less serious acts should not be registered for a lifetime. One stupid mistake a person made years ago should not make them a sex offender for life. Just like Maine, Connecticut should change their registry so offenders can only be listed for however
Two fundamental strategies that authorities have attempted to use to discourage sex offenders are giving the alternative of synthetic and/or surgical mutilation for sex offenders and reducing the caseloads of caseworkers to guarantee strict supervision of these sex offenders. On the other hand, as sex offenders who were sent to jail, eventually at some point return into society, It is believed that their is trust in place that therapists can treat sex offenders as they endeavor to completely reintegrate into society as reputable citizens (Kersting,