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US sex offender location monitoring

LexisNexis Risk And Information Analytics : 12 March, 2008  (New Product)
American law enforcement agencies now have the capability of monitoring the movement of registered sex offenders across jurisdictions.
LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group has announced the release of Sex Offender Alerts, a solution that provides law enforcement officials with automated notification of the location of sex offenders, especially as they move from one law enforcement jurisdiction to another. The Alerts solution supports law enforcement agencies' efforts to enforce the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, a law that mandates strict registration requirements for sex offenders.

With over 600,000 known sex offenders in the United States, law enforcement agencies are challenged with consistently monitoring their location. The Alerts technology notifies law enforcement when a sex offender moves into their jurisdiction, and identifies and locates not only registered sex offenders, but also non-compliant sex offenders that fail to register their most current address as required by law.

"Sex Offender Alerts will further enhance law enforcement's ability to create safer communities, especially during times of rapid population shifts - such as natural disasters like a flood, wildfire or hurricane," said Norm Willox, chief executive officer, LexisNexis Special Services, a group devoted to classified and unclassified government and law enforcement solutions. "Society has witnessed offenders taking advantage of the chaos and moving undetected into new communities."

More than 7,000 federal, state and local government and law enforcement agencies depend on LexisNexis for its investigative solutions every day to locate suspects, find fugitives and solve crimes. In the commercial sector, the company last year announced an alliance with Sentinel, a leader in online verification, to provide a solution to enable the detection and identification of sexual predators on social networking sites such as MySpace.com.
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