Term Paper: Sex Offender Registration

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This term paper discusses Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification. In New Jersey, although statutory law specifies which convicted sex offenders must register, prosecutors assess each eligible sex offender for notification purposes in terms of “risk of re-offense,” The prosecutor then notifies the registrant of the tier designation and that notice will ensue unless the designation is appealed to the local county court.

In New Jersey, although statutory law specifies which convicted sex offenders must register, prosecutors assess each eligible sex offender for notification purposes in terms of “risk of re-offense,” The prosecutor then notifies the registrant of the tier designation and that notice will ensue unless the designation is appealed to the local county court. If appealed, the registrant is permitted to a summary in camera judicial hearing, with counsel provided, in which the court makes a “case-by-case” determination of the modesty of the prosecutor’s determination.

Sex offense” includes the following:

(1)        Aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, kidnapping;

(2)        A conviction, settlement of delinquency, or acquittal by reason of lunacy

(3)        A conviction, adjudication of delinquency, or acquittal by reason of insanity for an offense parallel to any offense listed above.

Juvenile who is adjudicated delinquent for:

(1)        Aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a minor, luring or enticing, or criminal sexual contact, if the victim is a minor;

(2)        Kidnapping, criminal restraint pursuant, or false imprisonment, if the victim is a minor and the offender is not the parent of the victim;

(3)        Knowingly promoting prostitution of a minor;

(4)        An attempt to commit any of the offenses listed in (1) through (3) above if the adjudication of delinquency is entered on or after October 31, 1994; or

(5)   An offense similar to any offense listed in (1) through (4) above, entered or imposed under the laws of the United States, New Jersey, or another state (N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 2C:7-2(b)(2)

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