Megan's Law Argumentative Essay by writingsensation

Megan's Law
This paper argues for the necessity of Megan's Law.
# 75660 | 1,235 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 18, 2006 in Law (Criminal) , English (Argument) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse)

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This paper explains that "Megan's Law" requires all 50 states to enact laws that force sex offenders to register in their places of residence and requires law enforcement to notify schools, day care centers, and parents in the area of the presence of the sex offender. The author points out that major reasons for this law are that child sex offenders have an extremely high rate of recidivism or subsequent offenses against children, that most child sex offenders are known to their victims and that children are far less likely to report a sexual incident to an adult. The paper states that opponents of Megan's Law note that the system has serious flaws such as the numerous ways to get around the current registration and the sometimes disastrous effects of registration on the prior offender.

From the Paper:

"However, there are numerous solutions to this problem. Current pending legislation would require re-registration every 90 days, and would require personal appearances to register. Further ideas are to incorporate GPS systems to track sex offenders. Both situations would allow law enforcement to better track these offenders. Furthermore, even if 100,000 are not tracked currently, this does not negate the system for the 400,000 sex offenders who are currently tracked."

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