Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Implementation and Legal Issues


Randall B. Harris (Editor)
Miguel B. Martinez (Editor)

Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
BISAC: LAW026020

Sex offenses are fairly common in the United States and largely go unrecognized and underreported. Studies estimate that about 1 in every 5 girls and 1 in every 7 to 10 boys are sexually abused by the time they reach adulthood, and about 1 in 6 adult women and 1 in 33 adult men experience an attempted or completed sexual assault. In the wake of several tragic attacks in 2005 in which young children were kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered, public and congressional attention became increasingly focused on what was described as the growing epidemic of sexual violence against children. Citing a need to address loopholes and deficiencies in individual state registration programs that made it possible for convicted sex offenders to move from one jurisdiction to another and evade registration, in 2006, Congress passed and the President signed the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). This book address to what extent SORNA has been implemented and what challenges jurisdictions face; and its effect on public safety, criminal justice stakeholders, and registered offenders. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act: Jurisdictions Face Challenges to Implementing the Act, and Stakeholders Report Positive and Negative Effects

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: A Legal Analysis of 18 U.S.C. 2250
(Charles Doyle, CRS)

Sex Offender Registration and Notification in the United States: Current Case Law and Issues
(U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART))


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