Types of Punishment

Laws affecting sex offenders may address the following:


  1. Prison
  2. Capital Punishment


  1. Civil Commitment
  2. GPS Tracking and Electronic Surveillance
  3. Computer Monitoring
  4. Residency Restrictions
  5. Public Registries and Community Notification

Aims of a Judicial System

A judicial system may focus on one or more of the following goals: 

  1. Retribution – to harm the offender for the harm he has caused others
  2. Incapacitation – to prevent future crimes by the offender
  3. Deterrence – to deter others from engaging in similar acts
  4. Restitution – to make reparations to the victim
  5. Rehabilitation – to make the offender a better citizen