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Sex Offender Registry
Sex offender registry

Public interest in controlling violent offenders has been a focus of society and lawmakers throughout American history. Specifically, over the past 25 years, the citizens of the United States have voiced an adamant desire to monitor and control convicted sex offenders living in the community. This desire for control has been largely driven by extensive media coverage of previously convicted sex offenders committing horrific crimes against children. The kidnappings, rapes, and murders of children like Jacob Wetterling, Polly Klaas, and Megan Kanka represent a few of the highly publicized incidents that fueled public outrage, advocacy, and much of the legislation that manages the sex offender population today.

Specifically, the most profound piece of legislation that exists today requires convicted sex offenders ...

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