Paper on Terminating Sex Offender Registration

For a recent teaching session, I prepared an outline on terminating sex offender registration. I thought it might be helpful to a broader audience, so I posted it here [I updated the paper on July 24, 2017 to reflect a change made by S.L. 2017-158 regarding the proper venue for a petition by a person on the registry for a federal conviction].

The outline covers the requisite statutory procedures for hearings on petitions to terminate, including a summary of the findings a court must make before granting a petition. It also incorporates an updated version of the SORNA tier chart I posted a few weeks ago. (The changes are minimal. I added a note to the CRIMES column to make clear that federal tiering standards apply to attempts and conspiracies, too.)

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