Sex Offender Legislation: Necessary Or Harmful?

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In 2006, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act was signed. This law was made to create to serve as a tougher and improvement of its predecessor in effort to protect children from sexual predators. But it did not amend the federal mandate that includes numerous crimes such as kidnapping and false imprisonment against a minor. This has led to a misuse of sex offender registries to the detriment to the children they claim to protect. The solution is for each state to have the freedom to have a case by case decision. In conclusion, trivial criminals will not end up on the sex registry and not be grouped with the dangerous sexual violent predators
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