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Sex Offender Registration Act: Policy Analysis
This policy analysis provides information on the history, requirements and amendments to the Michigan's Sex Offender Registration (SOR) Act.
# 114095 | 4,441 words | 7 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper reviews and analyzes the Michigan's Sex Offender Registration (SOR) Act. The writer describes its history and explains that the establishment of a sex offender registration in the state of Michigan has become a significant tool for law enforcement, victims and the public in tracking convicted sex offenders. Since juvenile delinquents also commit sexual offenses, they are also mandated to report for placement on the sex offender registry, and the writer describes and analyzes Michigan's juvenile justice program with the Department of Human Services (DHS). In conclusion, the paper examines how the SOR Act impacts the juvenile justice policies of the DHS. A table of the sex offender registration offense codes is included as an appendix to the paper.

Policy Review
Registration and Reporting Requirements
Juvenile Registrations
Overview and Impact
Program Overview
Juvenile Justice Program
Population Serviced
Program Benefit and Nature of Service
Program Administration/Delivery and Design of the Delivery System
Program Funding and Mode of Finance
Policy and Program Considerations
Appendix A: Sex Offender Registration Offense Codes

From the Paper:

"Registered sex offenders are to report to law enforcement within 10 days if there are changes in their residence, place of work, place of education, or if they are paroled, or release from the department of corrections. If the move is to a new state, than law enforcement must be notified 10 days prior to the move to facility notification to the appropriate law enforcement authority where the sex offender will reside. Registration by sex offenders continues for 25 years following the date of initial registration or for 10 years after release from a state correctional facility, whichever is the longest, unless the conviction is of a specified offense in which case registration is for life."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Department of Human Services. (2004, October). JJS Roles & Responsibilities: Sex Offender Registration. Retrieved October 5, 2005, from State of Michigan On Line Manuals.
  • Gilbert, N., & Terrell, P. (2002). Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy. (5th ed., pp. 154-231). Boston, MA: Allyn
  • Legislative Council, State of Michigan. (n.d.). (2004). Sex Offenders Registration Act. Retrieved October 14, 2005, from Michigan Legislature Web site:
  • Matson, S. (1999, October). Sex Offender Registration: Policy Overview and Comprehensive Practices. Retrieved October 14, 2005, from Center For Sex Offender Management Web site:
  • Sex Offender Registry. (2005, July 29).

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