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Reply 1 Brooke Jean: In 1994 Congress passed a law that was the first of its kind, addressing the issue of governing sex offender registration and notifying the public. Since then, multiple bills have been passed to enhance the sex offender registration and notification system. Today all states are required to participate in the National Sex Offender Registry. The Bureau of Prisons is also required to notify state agencies if a sex offender is released or put on parole.
The state of Florida did not implement its version of sex offender registration laws until October of 1997 (‘Sex offender laws in Florida’, 2021). Today, however, Florida is one of the most restrictive states when dealing with sex offenders (‘Sex offender laws in Florida’, 2021). Typically, a sex offender is someone who has been convicted of a sex crime act however Florida has a much broader definition. In Florida a person is considered a sex offender if found guilty of sexual misconduct, kidnapping a minor, false imprisonment of a minor, luring or enticing a child, and human trafficking and this is just to name a few (‘Sex offender laws in Florida’, 2021). If considered a sex offender while living in the State of Florida, you must comply with all registration laws. These include registering with local law enforcement several times a year, informing police if traveling to other Florida counties, and providing personal information like address, phone numbers, vehicle type, and emails. Once a person pleads guilty to a sex offender offense they will be required to be registered for the rest of their life (‘Sex offender laws in Florida’, 2021). If one fails to register as a sex offender, it is considered a 3rd-degree felony (‘Sex offender laws in Florida’, 2021).
Ways to effectively manage high-risk sex offenders in our communities are through counseling, not allowing a sex offender to live or work near children, forcing the offender to register to the national database, and keep updated contact information with the authorities (Hubbard, 2020).
Challenges a registered sex offender will have when reintegrating back into society are finding an affordable place to live that follows the guidelines on distance from any schools or parks (Hubbard, 2020). It will also be more difficult to get employment for they now have a record and are legally not allowed to be around children. Registered sex offenders will also have challenges with other community members. Often, they are not welcome and treated as such.
From a Christian viewpoint, a life-long sex offender registration is not a just concept. Every case is different, some being much more severe than others. For instance, an 18-year-old can be charged and deemed a sex offender for having consensual sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend. Was this a poor decision made by this man, absolutely, but should he have to suffer to survive the thrive for the rest of his life? As I said before it’s a case-by-case situation, where help should be given to each in the form of counseling and treatment. I agree with the sex offender registry, for it keeps us more aware of those around us and the potential danger they may bring. I also believe there should be a thorough in-depth list of things that can be completed for a sex offender to be able to get off the registration list. We must remember Isaiah 1:18 which states, “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool” (Smith, 2022).
Reference
Hubbard, M. (2020, June 5). Sex offender therapy: A battle on multiple fronts. Counseling Today. Retrieved June 19, 2022, from https://ct.counseling.org/2014/03/sex-offender-therapy-a-battle-on-multiple-fronts/
Legislative history of federal sex offender registration and notification. Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. (n.d.). Retrieved June 19, 2022, from https://smart.ojp.gov/sorna/current-law/legislative-history
Sex offender laws in Florida. Law Offices of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC. (2021, March 1). Retrieved June 19, 2022, from https://psffirm.com/criminal-law/sex-offender-laws-florida/
Smith, S. (Ed.). (2022, June). 100 Bible verses about forgiveness. What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness? Retrieved June 19, 2022, from https://www.openbible.info/topics/forgiveness
Reply 2 Sam Parwon: The sex offender is a term reserved for a person convicted of crimes involving sex or sexual activity. The offenses may be anything from rape and child pornography to indecent exposure. Sex offender registration in the United States indicates that the schemes known loosely as sex offender registries have existed in the United States for decades. Registration and the registries are conducted at the local level. Generally, they require convicted sex offenders to register with local law enforcement in each state, locality, territory, or tribe where they live, work, or attended school. Each system has nuances and distinctive features; each jurisdiction’s design determines who is required to register, what information the offender must provide, and which offenders are posted on the jurisdiction’s public website, among other requirements. (Mustaine, E. E., Tewksbury, R., Connor, D. P., & Payne, B. K. 2015). The national sex offender public website (NSOPW) was created by the United States justice department in (2015) and is administered by the office of sex offender sentencing, monitoring, apprehending, registering, and tracking. It is a system for monitoring and tracking sex offenders following their release into the community.
To manage a high-risk sex offender in a community, there should be an in-depth treatment provided by qualified practitioners paid for in whole or part by the offender. Intensive supervision and monitoring by specially trained probation officers will educate them on community prevention and education, including social messaging campaigns on respectful interactions ( Bowen, K., Frenzel, E., & Spraitz, J. D. 2016). community leaders must be inform about the sex offender as they should be fully aware of such dangerous persons in their community, especially those who have teenage girls and boys. Everyone has to use a strong voice, speak out for yourselves or someone if you see anything going wrong, and always learn to draw the attention of a passerby to scare away attackers.
Under Minnesota law, where an individual create an acts of sexual penetration or sexual contact with a minor under the age of (13), such an individual commits sexual conduct. In the first degree, it is a crime that attacks a maximum prison sentence of (30 years) or a fine of ($40.000) or both (sec. 609.342).
Where the victims sustained a personal injury and the act of sexual abuse was multiple and extended over a given period, it is considered a 2nd degree of sexual conduct; a person convicted under this category gets a maximum prison of (25 years) or may pay a fine of (35,000) or both (Sec. 609.343)
The perpetrator is a peace officer and physically or constructively restrains the victim, or the victim does not feel comfortable leaving the officer’s presence; an exception is when the act of penetration of the mouth, genitals, or anus occurs during a lawful search. It is a 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct; a person who commits this category of crime may face a maximum imprisonment of (15years) or a maximum of (30,000) or both (sec. 609.344)
At the time of sexual abuse, the perpetrator was in a prohibited occupational relationship with the victim; it is 4th-degree criminal sexual conduct; any person convicted of a crime in this category may face a term of imprisonment at a maximum of (10 years) or a maximum fine of ( $20.000) or both (sec. 609.345)
Where a person carries out an act of nonconsensual sexual contact, masturbation, or some other lewd behavior before a minor that is below the age of 16 and the offender is aware that the minor is present, the perpetrator in this category is guilty of a gross misdemeanor, and it is a 5th-degree criminal sexual conduct, the perpetrator can face a maximum sentence of (one year) or a fine of (3,000) or both (sec. 609.3451)
The Bible speaks against sex that is not approved, or that is not legal in the sight of God. Anyone who forces a woman for sex against her will is a devil and deserves to be punished. The scripture says in (Mark 7:21) that from within, out of a person’s heart, those evil thoughts come from sexual immorality and theft. Or murder,
References
Mustaine, E. E., Tewksbury, R., Connor, D. P., & Payne, B. K. (2015). Criminal Justice Officials’ Views of Sex Offenders, Sex Offender Registration, Community Notification, and Residency Restrictions. Justice System Journal, 36(1), 63-85. http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fscholarly-journals%2Fcriminal-justice-officials-views-sex-offenders%2Fdocview%2F1674426522%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D12085
Bowen, K., Frenzel, E., & Spraitz, J. D. (2016). Sex offender registration and notification laws: thoughts from registered sex offenders in three states. Safer Communities, 15(2), 94-109. https://doi.org/10.1108/SC-12-2015-0040


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