Megan’s Law

Argumentative paper against Megan’s Law – which compels authorities to notify a neighborhood if a convicted child abuser is living in their midst.

This is persuasive essay on Megan’s Law and how it is unjust to the offender. It examines what the goals and intentions of the law are and how they seem not to be effective. Argues that the law restricts individual’s privacy and causes mass panic among the public.
`President Clinton signed Megan’s Law on May 17, 1996. The law is named after seven year old Megan Kanka, who was raped and murdered by a twice convicted sex offender (Miller 1998). There are two main goals of the law. One is the Sex Offender Registration, whereby each state and the federal government are compelled to register persons who have been convicted of sex crimes against children. The second goal of the law is Community Notification. Under this goal, each state and the federal government are compelled to make available to the public private and personal information on convicted sex offenders (`