The purpose of the sex offenders registration scheme
2.1 The Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 (Vic) states so it imposes obligations that are reporting sex offenders to deliver police with as much as date information for police force purposes also to lessen the danger of re-offending. 1
2.2 The registration scheme ended up being created in 2004 utilizing the objective of decreasing the threat of injury to kiddies by intimate abuse. This remains the aim seven years later. Nonetheless, expectations about just how the scheme should subscribe to this objective have actually shifted.
2.3 the objective of the scheme as set out in the legislation will not obviously describe the function it acts today. The Ombudsman’s 2011 report on the management of sex offenders indicates that the information is—or should be—collected for the purpose of alerting the Department of Human Services to children at risk of harm february. 2
2.4 This chapter talks about exactly how and exactly why the sex offenders enrollment scheme ended up being established plus the function so it now fulfils. The ev >2.5 The origins of Victoria’s sex offenders enrollment scheme are observed in regimes produced within the 1990s in america as well as the great britain. The approach taken by these countries has furnished a template for all other jurisdictions which have introduced enrollment schemes. 3
2.6 The regimes in america and the great britain are fleetingly described below. 4 The following section then outlines the actions that generated the enrollment of intercourse offenders in Victoria.