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'''Sex offenders''' have been called "today's lepers.'" (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprosy_stigma.) A leper is someone that people fear, that they try to expel from the community, that they try to keep as far as they can from gathering places, that they need especially to keep away,  no, keep ''further'' away from their children. In a notorious case in Florida (Miami-Dade County) available housing areas have been systematically barred and at present (2017) the only place they can live is the swamp (the Everglades). (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Tuttle_Causeway_sex_offender_colony) Like lepers, sex offenders have a variety of fears projected onto them. "I hate faggots and that sex offender is going to make my boy queer," for example.  
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A '''sex offender''' is a person who has committed and been convicted of a sexual offence according to the laws of their home jurisdiction. Sexual offences range from rape and kidnapping to public urination and public nudity (streaking). Sexual offences do not have to involve a [[minor]], and are not required to be violent. Sexual offences can be charged even without physical contact, as is the case with child pornography (where two young persons sending sexual pictures to one another over the Internet can be charged with production and distribution of child pornography).
  
Spread the word that sex offenders have the lowest recidivism rate of any type of crime except murder. [[RSOL]] has the research on their Web site.
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==Definition==
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Due to the wide variety of legal and cultural differences globally, the definition of sex offender varies from country to country. In some countries, consensual homosexual acts can still be charged and punished by imprisonment or execution.<ref>[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/27/gay-relationships-still-criminalised-countries-report Gay relationships are still criminalised in 72 countries, report finds | World news | The Guardian] Retrieved November 2, 2018.</ref>
  
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==Tracking of sex offenders==
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In some countries that monitor and track sex offenders through a register, a person who was convicted for a sex crime may remain on their country's register for many years even after their sentence has been completed.{{cite}} They may also be subject to additional restrictions as a result of their status on their country's register.
  
==Impossible to define==
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===United Kingdom===
Like obscenity, a word destroyed by philosophy through the mouths of lawyers, what constitutes a sex offense varies somewhat, and sometimes dramatically, between jurisdictions. (For example, having sex with a 16-year-old is legal in Alabama, but it is a felony in New York.) The same with sexual crime: what it is is different in each state, and sometimes in differing jurisdictions within the state. The same crime typically receives a sentence of probation in one jurisdiction, 7-10 years in another.
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In the United Kingdom, a nationwide database called the Violent and Sex Offender Register, or ViSOR, is used to track: persons compelled by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to register; persons jailed for more than 12 months due to violent offences; and persons who are considered as at-risk of committing a violent or sexual offence. The register requires persons registered to inform police at least seven days before travelling to any foreign country and must additionally register any United Kingdom address that they reside at for more than seven days.<ref>Section 83 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.</ref>
  
A "sex offence" is what a polity (government) says it is, in that jurisdiction. It has no fixed meaning, which is to say it has no meaning. A sex offense is violent rape and torture; it is public urination or sex on a beach. It can be having sex with a child, or looking at photographs of someone having sex with a child.
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===United States===
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In the United States, sex offenders are monitored and tracked by the [[Sex offender registry#SORs_in_the_United_States|Sex offender registry]].  
  
[[Child pornography]] has grown. Computer sex video
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In late 2017, the US State Department begun the process of revoking the passports of registered child sex offenders. The child sex offender must reapply for a new passport, and their new passport will identify them as a child sex offender. The action comes following the passing of a law in 2016 which was designed to reduce child exploitation.<ref>[https://www.swiftpassportservices.com/blog/passport-rules-sex-offenders/ New Passport Rules for Sex Offenders] Accessed November 2, 2018.</ref><ref>[https://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/02/politics/us-passports-identify-child-sex-offenders/index.html US passports to identify convicted child sex offenders - CNNPolitics] Accessed November 2, 2018.</ref>
  
It’s an easy crime to prosecute
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==Employment==
Sentences harsher than than for contact offenses.
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Due to registries existing in various more-developed countries, those placed on a sex offender register or prosecuted of a sex offence often have difficulty finding work after any sentence has been carried out. Many well-paying workplaces perform background checks on applicants prior to employing them, and are reluctant to hire a person who has been charged with a sex offence regardless of its nature.{{cite}} The website SexOffenderJobs.com tells sex offenders to apply "everywhere that does not violate any sex offender law or stipulation of your release" in order to find a job.<ref>[https://www.sexoffenderjobs.com/filling-out-applications/ Filling Out Applications - Sex Offender Jobs] Accessed November 2, 2018</ref>
is a person who has been convicted of one of the broad range ''sex offenses'' from rape, kidnapping, dd murder to public urination and public nudity (streaking). The vast majority of sex offenses are non-violent crimes but carry the most severe punishments. Sexual offenses may or may not involve a [[minor]]. It also does not necessarily involve physical contact; for example, [[child pornography]] offenses are considered sex offenses, as are young people sending sexual [[selfie]]s to each other.
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What constitutes a sex offense can vary significantly, sometimes dramatically, from one jurisdiction to another (as does the [[age of consent]]). In many countries today, and even in the U.S. and other Western countries, consensual adult [[homosexual]] acts are still on the books as sex offenses and serious crimes. In many countries, homosexuals can still be punished by imprisonment and even public execution.
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Sex offenders often have difficulty finding employment. SexOffenderJobs.com notes, "One of the many concerns of a sex offender is 'where do I apply?' Well there is a very easy to understand short answer for this one. EVERYWHERE! You must apply everywhere that does not violate any sex offender law or stipulation of your release. This literally means every single store, restaurant, factory and whatever else you can think of."<ref>http://www.sexoffenderjobs.com/filling-out-applications/</ref>
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==Making contact through a sex offender registry==
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==See also==
 
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Revision as of 02:18, 2 November 2018

A sex offender is a person who has committed and been convicted of a sexual offence according to the laws of their home jurisdiction. Sexual offences range from rape and kidnapping to public urination and public nudity (streaking). Sexual offences do not have to involve a minor, and are not required to be violent. Sexual offences can be charged even without physical contact, as is the case with child pornography (where two young persons sending sexual pictures to one another over the Internet can be charged with production and distribution of child pornography).

Definition

Due to the wide variety of legal and cultural differences globally, the definition of sex offender varies from country to country. In some countries, consensual homosexual acts can still be charged and punished by imprisonment or execution.[1]

Tracking of sex offenders

In some countries that monitor and track sex offenders through a register, a person who was convicted for a sex crime may remain on their country's register for many years even after their sentence has been completed.[Citation needed] They may also be subject to additional restrictions as a result of their status on their country's register.

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, a nationwide database called the Violent and Sex Offender Register, or ViSOR, is used to track: persons compelled by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to register; persons jailed for more than 12 months due to violent offences; and persons who are considered as at-risk of committing a violent or sexual offence. The register requires persons registered to inform police at least seven days before travelling to any foreign country and must additionally register any United Kingdom address that they reside at for more than seven days.[2]

United States

In the United States, sex offenders are monitored and tracked by the Sex offender registry.

In late 2017, the US State Department begun the process of revoking the passports of registered child sex offenders. The child sex offender must reapply for a new passport, and their new passport will identify them as a child sex offender. The action comes following the passing of a law in 2016 which was designed to reduce child exploitation.[3][4]

Employment

Due to registries existing in various more-developed countries, those placed on a sex offender register or prosecuted of a sex offence often have difficulty finding work after any sentence has been carried out. Many well-paying workplaces perform background checks on applicants prior to employing them, and are reluctant to hire a person who has been charged with a sex offence regardless of its nature.[Citation needed] The website SexOffenderJobs.com tells sex offenders to apply "everywhere that does not violate any sex offender law or stipulation of your release" in order to find a job.[5]

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