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Sex Offenders Get Released Everyday, Keep your Family Safe
A. Strong Opening: Hundreds of sex offenders get released from prison
every day. Sex offenders pose a threat within communities and create
fear in the citizens. It is the state, local, and tribal law
enforcement agencies job to keep communities safe from repeat and
predatory sexual offenders.
B. Thesis Statement: When a sex offender is released back in to the
community it can be quite overwhelming for the neighborhood. Not only
can it be overwhelming, but it is also frightening. Law enforcement
agencies are in a unique position to address and alleviate such
community concerns. Understanding that sex offenders are not a
homogeneous population is critical to any enforcement or prevention
strategy and will enhance an agency’s ability to target their
resources toward those offenders presenting the greatest risk to the
II.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #1: Sex offenders get released in
to the communities on a daily basis. When sex offenders get out of
prison it cause panic in the communities. Some people are afraid to
let their children out to play. Parents become very over protective of
their children and constantly worry that the sex offender in thier
area will make their child their next victim. With all of the panic
children may also experience distress.
A. Supporting evidence: By the parents being so over protective,
scared, and concerened when a sex offender moves in to their
community, it provides both personal and altruistic fear of
victimization. Altruistic fear is the emotional reaction to the
percieved danger that a household member would be a crime victim.
III.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #2: Sex offenders with a
previous sex offense conviction have a 37% re-offense rate. That is
just out of the victims that report the sexual abuse.
A. Supporting Evidence: Of released sex offenders who allegedly
committed another sex crime, 40% perpertrated the new offense withon a
year of release of prison.
IV.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #3: Law enforcement agencies do
take measures to create saftey in the community when a sex offender is
released from prison, yet how effective are these measures when it
comes to a sex offender re-offending? Law enforcement agencies send
out notification cards, have tracking moniters, and making sex
offenders register at their local sherrifs office. Law enfrcement
agencies are also supposed to do address verification.
A. Supporting Evidence: The process of address verification varies
from state to state. I live in Ohio and 90%of the time officers do not
ever go to the house to verify that is where the offender really
lives. My roommates mom is a registered sex offender and she is never
at her registered address. Most of the time she is at her daughter in
laws house where there are young children. How would the police know
though if they never go to verify that she resides at the address that
she registered with the sherriffs office? There are flaws and when
there are flaws there are sex offenders re-offending.
V.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #4: What we can do to protect
ourselfs, our children, and our people in our community from becoming
A. Educate yourself and your family in safety concerns. This is a time
to reinforce family safety planning and specific concerns about
strangers and this offender.
VI.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #5: Things you can tell your
children to protect them from becoming the sex offenders next victim
are as follows:
Don’t accept a ride from anyone you do not know. Have a code word your
children will remember. Teach them what to do if someone who does not
know the code word tries to give them a ride. Don’t allow your
children to go into the home or yard of the offender, or any stranger.
Make sure your child knows who to tell if a stranger offers them toys,
money or gifts. Teach your children to play with others and in groups
when they can. Teach your children should call 911 if you aren’t home
and they are approached by a stranger.
A. Supporting Evidence: The more your child and family members know
about safety as well as the offender the safer they are.
VII.Conclusion: Sex offenders get released every day and it is your
job to protect, educate3, and make a safety plan with you family in
order to keep them from becoming a victim. With out knowledge,
stupidity rules. With out saftey plans offenders have a greater chance
at making you their next victim. Pull together as a community and keep
everyone in your community safe.