Sexual Offenders And Sex Registries

1840 WordsNov 4, 20148 Pages
This research paper will argue that based on the evidence we have available for sexual offenders and sex registries, our recent changes in the legislation, which was to add Bill C-26 having tougher sex registries implemented, is not going to change the effect of sex offending due to significant errors that arise within the system and the general problems associated with sex registries causing it to be extremely ineffective and defeating. To begin, by having a sex registry in place would mean that police corrections as well as the public would have access to information on a sex offender who has been released from prison and is living in their own home. “According to Bill C-26, this database would include information such as; offender’s name, physical description, a photo, past offences as well as criminal records, release conditions, and the city where the offender lives and resides” (Press Release 2, Newly Announced Proposed Changes, Government of Canada). Although at first glance and impression, this may seem as a positive strategy to have within communities, but after much thought and knowledge on the issue, there are an abundance of flaws in the system which result in an ineffective way to prevent future sex offences. The reasons why sex registries are not forceful are due to the following; sex registries violate the right and freedom of offenders who have been released from prison as well as bringing collateral harm to sex offenders, the recidivism rate for sex
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