Sex Offender Registry

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Don’t Be Ignorant: Educate Yourself Dana Harmel SOC 120 Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility Professor York January 21, 2012 The youngest person that can be place on the National Sex Offender Registry is age 6. Yes, a kindergarten and be found to be a sexual predator as society puts it. Individuals on the registry are all treated equal by the public no matter the details of their actual crime. Even though the sex offender registry is a positive tool in the protection of society, the registry needs to be evaluated because sexual assault is not the only form of child abuse, non-violent offenders are on the registry, and children are now required to register as offenders. The ethical problem that society needs to look…show more content…
They brought “R” in for questioning and he was released. Later arrested again for statutory rape and the mother (of the girl) came to defend him saying she knew and approved. He received a year in jail and so did the mother. Ten years later was required to start registering and was given life. He should not have been given a life sentence. He is a tier one offender and should only be required to register for 15 years. Tier three individuals the most violent are required to register for life. He is now 42 years old and is functioning however being on the registry has caused extreme difficulty in getting jobs and being able to function without society opinions being forced upon him. I just think that this story is one of many who are non- violent and are lifelong registrants. All crimes that a person is on the registry for are wrong; I just think that the non-violent ones need to be reviewed more thoroughly. In contrast the deontology approach I think that a lot of people fall into the emotivism approach. Emotivism is a non-cognitive theory of ethics, because it denies, among other things, that moral claims can appeal to “facts.” Rather, emotivism, as the name indicates, simply says that moral claims express an emotional response, or an attitude, we may have toward a given kind of behavior (Mosser, 2010). I think people hear the word sex offender and they think the person is bad and has hurt a child. Their emotions and ignorance takes over. The
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