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Title: Public or non-public registration as a sex offender?
Authors: Reiter, Elisa
Pollack, Daniel
Keywords: sex offenders
sex offenders list
public sex offenders list
juvenile defendant
sexual deviancy
child sexual abuse
child grooming
Issue Date: 4-Oct-2023
Publisher: ALM
Citation: Reiter, E., & Pollack, D. (2023, October 4). Public or non-public registration as a sex offender? Texas Lawyer.
Series/Report no.: Texas Lawyer;October 4, 2023
Abstract: According to, “Texas has the largest list of registered sex offenders in 2023, with over 100,000 individuals; California follows, with about 62,000.” Pursuant to Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. Art. 62.352(a) and (b), a defendant may be required to register on either a public sex offenders list or a nonpublic sex offenders list. The difference is that the public list is available to the general public, while the nonpublic list is only available to certain government agencies and officials. Many believe that posting to the public list may be detrimental to the offender’s ability to find a place to live or a job. Others believe that registration on the public list is crucial as a deterrent to the offender and to protect the community. (from Introduction)
Description: Analysis
ISSN: 0267-8306 (print)
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