The Sacramento Bee. Toledo News Now. Al Jazeera America. The thought of getting on the sex offender registry may or may not deter non-sex offenders from committing sex crimes.
In offense-based systems, registration is required when a person is convicted or, in some jurisdictions, adjudicated delinquentfound not guilty by reason of insanity or found not criminally responsible  under one of the listed offenses requiring registration.
A time-series analysis of New York state's sex offender registration and notification law". Policy-makers believe sex offender laws are too broad.
In practice, most states with Civil Commitment centers rarely release anyone. In some localities in the United States, the lists of all sex offenders are made available to the public: for example, through the newspapers, community notification, or the Internet.
Inan Associated Press investigation found that for every adult-on-child offence, there are seven child-on-child sex offences. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Tampa Bay Times. Download as PDF Printable version.
Retrieved 15 November Sex offender register statistics Victoria Police, as the custodian of the Register under the Act, releases statistics. In New York specifically, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment are registerable offenses only if the victim is under 17 and the offender is not a parent of the victim.