All United States Code references are current as of December Registrants were between the ages of 14 and 48 at the time we interviewed them. Zandbergen and Timothy C.
Officials in many jurisdictions have imposed residency and zoning restrictions on registered sex offenders, including children. I wish I could explain what it is like to be the parent of both a child who has been abusing and a child who has been victimized.
Several of the states had no minimum age of juvenile jurisdiction and had put children as young as eight on their registries.
Many of these individuals courageously shared their deeply personal and often traumatic experiences of growing up on the registry for the first time, despite the fear of repercussions or further stigmatization. Despite being 16 years removed from her only arrest and despite having been taken off the registry, the stigma remains.
The avowed priority of the US juvenile justice system in theory if not always in practice has, historically, been rehabilitation rather than retribution. Others had difficulties in school because of the public nature of their registration status.
None of these rights are absolute.
At the age of 17 he took his own life. Victim fear, shame, or loyalty to the abuser can each contribute to the underreporting of sexual violence. Registries create the impression that neighborhoods are thick with recidivist sexual predators, making it impossible for residents, including parents, to discern who actually is dangerous.
Indeed recent laws, like the Adam Walsh Act, reserve the harshest punishments for those who target children without seeming to appreciate that child offenders, whose crimes almost always involve other kids, are particularly likely to be subjected to these harsher penalties.
Community notification involves publicizing information about persons on sex offender registries.