This is an example of the outline and how it needs to be. Sex Offenders Get Released Everyday, Keep your Family Safe
A. Strong Opening: Hundreds of sex offenders get released from prison every day. Sex offenders pose a threat within communities and create fear in the citizens. It is the state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies job to keep communities safe from repeat and predatory sexual offenders.
B. Thesis Statement: When a sex offender is released back in to the community it can be quite overwhelming for the neighborhood. Not only can it be overwhelming, but it is also frightening. Law enforcement agencies are in a unique position to address and alleviate such community concerns. Understanding that sex offenders are not a homogeneous population is critical to any enforcement or prevention strategy and will enhance an agency’s ability to target their resources toward those offenders presenting the greatest risk to the community.
II.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #1: Sex offenders get released in to the communities on a daily basis. When sex offenders get out of prison it cause panic in the communities. Some people are afraid to let their children out to play. Parents become very over protective of their children and constantly worry that the sex offender in thier area will make their child their next victim. With all of the panic children may also experience distress.
A. Supporting evidence: By the parents being so over protective, scared, and concerened when a sex offender moves in to their community, it provides both personal and altruistic fear of victimization. Altruistic fear is the emotional reaction to the percieved danger that a household member would be a crime victim.
III.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #2: Sex offenders with a previous sex offense conviction have a 37% re-offense rate. That is just out of the victims that report the sexual abuse.
A. Supporting Evidence: Of released sex offenders who allegedly committed another sex crime, 40% perpertrated the new offense withon a year of release of prison.
IV.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #3: Law enforcement agencies do take measures to create saftey in the community when a sex offender is released from prison, yet how effective are these measures when it comes to a sex offender re-offending? Law enforcement agencies send out notification cards, have tracking moniters, and making sex offenders register at their local sherrifs office. Law enfrcement agencies are also supposed to do address verification.
A. Supporting Evidence: The process of address verification varies from state to state. I live in Ohio and 90%of the time officers do not ever go to the house to verify that is where the offender really lives. My roommates mom is a registered sex offender and she is never at her registered address. Most of the time she is at her daughter in laws house where there are young children. How would the police know though if they never go to verify that she resides at the address that she registered with the sherriffs office? There are flaws and when there are flaws there are sex offenders re-offending.
V.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #4: What we can do to protect ourselfs, our children, and our people in our community from becoming a victim.
A. Educate yourself and your family in safety concerns. This is a time to reinforce family safety planning and specific concerns about strangers and this offender.
VI.Body Paragraph and Topic Sentence #5: Things you can tell your children to protect them from becoming the sex offenders next victim are as follows:
Don't accept a ride from anyone you do not know. Have a code word your children will remember. Teach them what to do if someone who does not know the code word tries to give them a ride. Don't allow your children to go into the home or yard of the offender, or any stranger. Make sure your child knows who to tell if a stranger offers them toys, money or gifts. Teach your children to play with others and in groups when they can. Teach your children should call 911 if you aren't home and they are approached by a stranger.
A. Supporting Evidence: The more your child and family members know about safety as well as the offender the safer they are.
VII.Conclusion: Sex offenders get released every day and it is your job to protect, educate3, and make a safety plan with you family in order to keep them from becoming a victim. With out knowledge, stupidity rules. With out saftey plans offenders have a greater chance at making you their next victim. Pull together as a community and keep everyone in your community safe.