In 1996, a database was created by the FBI to keep tabs on convicted sex offenders. Registration into this database consisted of individuals who had been convicted of:
- Predatory sexual actions
Sexual offense against children and minors
Sexually violent acts
The database was thus named the sex offender registry, and its purpose was to monitor sex offenders to prevent them from hurting other people – especially children.
Over time, the sex offender registry has become much more than just [...]