Registered Sex Offenders

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Crim 135 MWF 12pm-12:50pm Dr. Hughes Sex offenders are a statewide problem that keeps growing in the united state alone there are over 92,000 registered sex offenders. With sex offenders on the rise, residency restriction are beginning to tighten making it almost impossible for registered offenders to get their lives back on track. Some states have gone as far as banning registered offenders from 500-25,00 feel near places where kids are know to hangout. Although residency restrictions gives victims and their families a hard piece of mind. They make it almost impossible for offenders to get a fresh start. Residency laws are restricting possible jobs and nosing making life unnecessarily difficult. California is tightening residency retentions…show more content…
According to California penal code 314 (Indecent exposure) you may be subject to registering as a California sex offender if convicted (Shouse, 2012). Indecent exposure can be something as simple as going to the restroom on the side of the road in a public place or being over 18 and having wiling intercourse with a minor. For example, Kevin Teichen is a known sex offender who has served time in prison for having sex with two underage 16 year olds (zorn, 2011). Although Kevin has the social skills as a ten year old the two girls were underage so he received a five-year prison sentence. Kevin is not expected to be put on parole when he is eligible because he has no place to go but his parents. Kevin’s mother and father live within 400 feet of playschool program which goes against Illinois residency restrictions. Although Illinois parole board is following regulation, Kevin will be released from prison when his term is over with the same issue of housing (zorn, 2011). Residency restrictions make it hard on offenders who have just came out of prison and have no place to…show more content…
Ross Woll school ager is a registered sex offender in California who ended up living in a tent by the Ventura county river because of strict residency laws (Vick, 2008). Since Jessica’s law, the homeless population has gone up over 800 percent. According to prosecutors, police, and parole officials. The increase of homeless has increased the likelihood of reoffending (Vick, 2008). When sex offenders are denied housing, they are more likely to roam the streets instead of being easily monitored at known

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