Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006

Convicted sex offenders who are either paroled from correctional facilities or successfully released from required treatment at a psychiatric facility are subject to several forms of community supervision as they attempt to reintegrate into society. State and federal legislation has created various forms of postrelease surveillance that formerly convicted sex offenders are subjected to, such as sex offender registries, community notification systems, residency restrictions, community exclusion zones, and even Global Positioning System monitoring. While local and state-level criminal registration laws date back to the 1930s, the role of federal legislation in sex offender registration can be traced to the 1994 Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children Act, which commanded all 50 states to require anyone convicted of a sex offense to register his or her current ...

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