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    Megan’s Law: Protection or Invasion of Privacy The controversy over Megan’s Law has always been about the invasion of privacy of past sex offenders who must register with local authorities who make the information available to the public. There are different mediums of which the information is disclosed, the internet being a hot topic of the on-going argument. Megan’s Law was placed with the intentions of protecting communities from convicted sex offenders committing more crimes. In 1994, seven

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    Megan's Law - Protection More Important than Privacy In 1994, twice-convicted sex offender Jesse Timmendequas raped and murdered Megan Kanka, a seven-year old girl who lived across the street. In reaction to this emotionally-charged crime, Megan's home state of New Jersey ratified a community notification bill - dubbed "Megan's Law" - just three months later. This fall, a national version of the law went into effect, mandating that all fifty states notify citizens in writing of the presence

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    The Impact of Megan's Law

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    Introduction The United States of America has always supported freedom and privacy for its citizens. More importantly, the United States values the safety of its citizens at a much higher level. Every year more laws are implemented in an attempt to deter general or specific criminal behaviors or prevent recidivism among those who have already committed crimes. One of the most heinous crimes that still occurs very often in the United States is sex offenses against children. Currently, there are

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    Stop the Harassment of Sex Offenders

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    and killed by a twice convicted sex offender who lived in her neighborhood. People in her neighborhood did not know of his past (Internet: Don't...). This brought about the spread of the so-called 'Megan's laws', states must now keep registers of sex offenders. Some states go a step further with these laws. Janet Reynolds of the Hartford Advocate reports that, in addition to the registry, California legislature voted to make che... ... middle of paper ... ...ck to well lit areas at night, and try

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    Act was signed into law by President George Bush on the 26th October 2001. The act is an Act of congress whose title is a ten letter acronym which stands for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” (USA PATRIOT Act 2001). The Act was enacted 45 days following the September 11 attacks. The September 11 attacks on the world trade center in New York catalyzed the enactment of a legislation that would provide law enforcement with greater

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    maybe someone they have come trust and love. This is evident ever time you turn on the TV, there is news report discussing the molestation of a child by a teacher, coach or even a priest. One of the ways law enforcements try to keep our children safe was by enacting the Meagan’s Law. Meagan’s Law was created after a 7 year old girl, named Meagan Kanka, who was lured away by a neighbor with a promise of puppy inside his house, where he suffocated and strangled her. Her body was stuff into a toy chest

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    Rayna

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    The alarm on my cell phone went off. I woke up feeling very sluggish. I decided to stay in bed comfortably. There was no rush to get on the road and besides, I knew the young folks stayed up late talking with each other. I stayed in bed until three-fifteen in the morning. When I finally got myself out of bed, I dug in my purse for couple packets of green tea. I put on my robe and I stepped out of my room. I was on my way downstairs when I saw a light on in Tonya’s study. The door was slightly cracked

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    The laws require the offender to register an address and provide law enforcement with other identifying information, as well as allowing the general public access to the information of a registered sex offender (Prescott 2012). They idea behind these laws is to help protect the community from potential threats, and to warn potential victims. I believe that in theory this is a good idea. The sex offender allows law enforcement to know the address for sex offenders

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    Megans Law

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    MEGAN’S LAW PROTECT THE CHILDREN OR THE PEDOPHILES Megan Kanka was an innocent little girl, someone’s daughter, sister, and best friend. The defendant, Jesse Timmendequas, changed all of that. He changed it brutally, savagely, and permanently. In a few moments of unspeakable horror, the defendant destroyed all of Megan’s dreams, all of that joy, all that hope, all that promise. In those few moments, he destroyed Megan Kanka’s life. She would never live to see her wedding day, never have children

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    Megan’s Law: Protecting American Families Everywhere In the summer of 1994 in Hamilton, New Jersey, a small girl by the name of Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by a convicted pedophile, Jesse Timmendequas. The shocking crime rocked not only the small town, but the entire country. A desperate mother told reporters “Please, please help us find our daughter, she’s a wonderful girl ... she’s only seven. Let her come back.” (www.crimelibrary.com) No mother should ever have to beg for her daughter’s

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