In , the U. Congress passed the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, which required all states to establish and implement some sort of sex offender registration program. Since then, many amendments and additions have been made to laws pertaining to sex offender registration, including the creation of a national online sex-offender registry that is accessible to the general public. While this has been touted as a way to increase public safety, sex offender registries can have severe consequences on the lives of those who are required to register. Each state is allowed to use its own discretion when it comes to the sex offender registry, and states can choose which offenses require offenders to register if they are found guilty. The state of Connecticut has certain requirements for those who must be included on the sex offender registry and how long they must register.
616 Sex Offenders Live In New Haven As Of October 2019
Sex Offender Registry - State Bureau of Identification - Delaware State Police
The law mandates the state department of safety to register every convicted sex offender in the state. This information is available at local police stations within Connecticut and over the internet. Connecticut Sex Offender Law mandates all sex offenders in the state to register their name and home address. The law grants an exemption to offenders convicted as Juveniles.
Information is often provided by offenders themselves as required by law. Law enforcement officials and researchers caution that the registries play a limited role in preventing child sexual abuse and stress that most perpetrators are known to the child. The U. Department of Justice, which oversees the National Sex Offender Public Website , estimates that only about 10 percent of perpetrators of child sexual abuse are strangers to the child.