The laws extend to nonviolent offenses, low-risk offenders, and thus dilute the law enforcement potency of sex offender registries. The National Sex Offender Registry contains overregistered sex offenders and can be searched instantly. A time-series analysis of New York state's sex offender registration and notification law". An offender may be only an occasional resident at additional addresses listed in the Registry. Family Watchdog is a free service to help locate registered sex offenders in your area. Center For Sex Offender Management. News - LocalNews.
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Retrieved 13 November According to a Department of Justice study, 5. A study by University of Chicago graduate student Amanda Agan compared sex offender recidivism rates in states where sex offenders were required to register in with states where they were not required to register in Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Some states have Civic Confinement laws, which allow very-high-risk sex offenders to be placed in secure facilities, "in many ways like prisons", where they are supposed to be offered treatment and regularly reevaluated for possible release. Such places are usually schools, worship centers, and parks, but could also include public venues stadiumsairports, apartments, malls, major retail stores, college campuses, and certain neighborhoods unless for essential business.