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sex offender

n. generic term for all persons convicted of crimes involving sex, including rape, molestation, sexual harassment and pornography production or distribution. In mosst states convicted sex offenders are supposed to report to local police authorities, but many do not. (See: rape, molestation, sexual harassment, pornography)

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Community-based sexual offender maintenance treatment programming: An evaluation.
However, the designation of the abnormal sexual offender as mentally disordered had already taken root.
Penal codes criminalizing sexual abuse expanded exponentially, rates of detected sexual offending skyrocketed, and the sexual offender inmate population soared.
14(d) FAILURE [begin strikethrough]TO REGISTER AS[end strikethrough] BY A SEXUAL OFFENDER TO COMPLY WITH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS (Failure to Report Change of Name or Address within the State or Jurisdiction)
District Court judge threw out a new Louisiana law that prohibited sexual offenders from joining, and even looking at, social networking sites.
Other exceptions would be juvenile offenders who live with their parents, and sexual offenders who own their own homes or have written leases.
While Part One is compelling, it is in Part Two, "Practices," where Chenier really hits her stride, evaluating the treatment options provided by psychiatric programs in southern Ontario, the classifications of sexual deviants into medical and criminalized categories, the pathology of prisons and prison sexual culture, and, again, the role played by the public, the press, and the state in constructing a particularly narrow notion of criminal sexual offenders.
Doctors in non-designated health establishments should also keep copies of the notice regarding the compulsory HIV testing of alleged sexual offenders.
Individual therapy has historically been a valuable tool but is of limited value for the sexual offender, and should not be relied upon as the sole tool.
In addition, multiple molestations at an early age were identified as a risk factor for becoming a juvenile sexual offender.
19 decision, the parole board noted that "there has been no change in your lack of insight into your paedophilic sexual offending and you remain an untreated sexual offender .
The Kansas law says that sexual offenders who have completed their prison terms can be involuntarily committed for an indefinite period of time if they suffer from a "mental abnormality or personality disorder" and are likely to commit sex crimes again.

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