Sex offender registry, SORA, registry, sex offense, Michigan, Michigan's registry, offenders, act, Megan's law, criminal justice


Criminology and Criminal Justice


Laura Marsh, LMSW


This paper discusses the Michigan Sex Offender Registry Act (SORA) and the ways that it affects offenders, the public, and society. It also discusses the conveniences and the challenges in relation to the SORA including discussions about public safety, and offender rights. The impacts on offenders, victims, and the general public are also discussed. The research was done through the Grand Valley State University Library, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Michigan Legislation. Sources were examined and combined to form an integrative research paper about the sex offender registry in Michigan.