Nevada recently passed a new sex offender law that “would classify offenders by the crime they committed.”
The law is “being challenged in court by sex offenders who say the state’s new classification system to track them makes some people seem more dangerous than they really are.”
The new law is contrary to sex offender management best practices — practices that assess offenders based on their risk of re-offending.
The new law will impose stricter rules on sex offenders, “even if authorities believe they have a low risk of committing another sexual crime.” In addition, the law would force sex offenders to report to authorities every three months, provide fingerprints and post their photo and personal information on the internet.
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