Two studies in the latest issue of the Journal of Law and Economics cast doubt on whether sex offender registry and notification laws actually work as intended. One study, by J. Prescott of the University of Michigan and Johan Rockoff of Columbia University, found that requiring sex offenders to register with police may significantly reduce the chances that they will re-offend. However the research also finds that making that same registry information available to the broader public may backfire, leading to higher overall rates of sex crime. Meanwhile, another study by University of Chicago Ph. Using data from 15 states over more than 10 years, Prescott and Rockoff examine the evolution of sex offense rates as states passed and began to enforce their registration and notification laws.
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Libby Lewis. Many states list hard-core predators alongside people who may pose no risk to the public. The enlarged map shows different state policies for listing sex-offenders on public registries. Nobody knows why Stephen Marshall killed two men who were on the sex-offender registry in Maine. Immediately after, he took his own life. One of the men Marshall killed, Joseph Gray, was on the registry for raping a child. The other, William Elliott, was listed because he'd slept with his girlfriend before she turned
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Illinois Sex offenders Law states that persons jailed for a sexual offense in Illinois must register with the state police. The Law ensures that those convicted of sex offenses and crimes against minors submit their records to the state police. This makes it easier for the information on sex offenders to be available on the internet. The purpose of the registry is to make information on sex offenders in the state available to the public. The public gets notifications on sex offenders in the state through the registry.
A sex offender registry is a system in various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offenders , including those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions, where sex offender registration can, registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including on housing. Those on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers.