Any other standard undermines the very idea of maintaining a distinct system for younger offenders. While these disparities in level of public disclosure among different states might cause unexpected problems after registration, they have also caused some registrants to move into locations where public disclosure of lower level offenders is not permitted, in order to avoid public persecution and other adverse effects of public disclosure they were experiencing in their original location. Despite all this good news, however, a closer look at sex-offender registration reveals a more nuanced and disturbing story. Where that is the case, all states but New Mexico allow people under the age of juvenile jurisdiction to be tried as adults for at least some sex offenses. Archived from the original on 14 October In the United States, the vast majority of the states are applying offense-based registries, leaving the actual risk level of the offender and severity of the offense uncertain.
There are several gaps in this policy noted by members of the Caribbean Committee against Sex Crimes, most notably that the registry only deals with offenses committed within the Jurisdiction of Trinidad and Tobago.
Rethinking Sex-Offender Registries
Those on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers. Archived copy as title Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: In a time of stretched budgets, effectively monitoring truly dangerous sex offenders is going to require pruning the registries. This suggests it may be better to focus prison sentences for child molesters almost entirely on deterrence and punishment, while augmenting treatment efforts outside the jailhouse walls. Comprehensive literature reviews led by a team from the University of Illinois at Chicago have mixed findings: