The recent proliferation of sex offender registration and community notification statutes raises a number of constitutional issues respecting the rights of convicted offenders. Although politically popular, this author suggests that such statutes may be an ineffective means of protecting children, while unduly burdening the constitutional rights of those persons subject to the statute's requirements. This Comment analyzes the constitutional issues implicated by sex offender registration and notification statutes, and examines the underlying public policy concerns that the statutes seek to address.
Robin L. Deems,
California's Sex Offender Notification Statute: A Constitutional Analysis,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol33/iss3/11