When a perpetrator intentionally harms a minor physically, psychologically, sexually, or by acts of neglect, the crime is known as child abuse. Summary of Risks and Recommendations: General Use Risk Recipients of the information may use it for purposes for which it was not intended.
The database allows police personnel to conduct sophisticated searches based on information that was collected and registered in the database. Marginal note: Registration of information — exemption orders. Offenders who are pardoned can be taken off the registry. Eight out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone who knows the victim.
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CSC has established contractual and technical measures to minimize the risks that the recipients of the information will use it for unauthorized purposes. But most sexual offences occur among people who know each other. Marginal note: Obligation to provide information.
Additional Resources. This contributes to a consistently high offender compliance rate resulting in increased accuracy and integrity of the data on the registry. Marginal note: Registration of information — termination orders.
What Is a Sex Offender Registry?
The database allows police personnel to conduct sophisticated searches based on information that was collected and registered in the database. While failure to register as a sex offender is federal offense, the system for enforcing registration is imperfect—and there are many perpetrators who do not register or keep their information updated according to the terms of the sentence.
Marginal note: Correctional Service of Canada.
The need for a sex offender registry The actions of sex offenders have profound and long-lasting consequences for their victims and communities. This service supports the objective of the Christopher's Law Sex Offender Registry of Ontario, which is to "provide information and investigative tools, including information about the whereabouts of sexual offenders that police forces within the province require in order to prevent and solve crimes of a sexual nature.
Previous Version. There is potential of embarrassment for CSC should a police force misuse the personal information of an offender. There are some overlaps seen in this map, made by a Statistics Canada researcher in