Even a few years ago, the nation didn’t disclose the personal information of sexual criminals. In those days, citizens didn't pay a lot of attention to the issue of sexual offenders. This is partly because they assumed that sexual crime did not occur frequently. People usually thought that kind of crime didn’t happen near them.
However, as the media has developed rapidly over the years, more and more sexual criminals have become known to the public. Thus, peoplehave gradually realized this issue is too serious to neglect. Therefore, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Citizens now requires the government that information about sexual criminals be open to the public. But, on the other hand, some people argue that sexual criminals also have human rights. Therefore, for several years, people have been having a heated discussion over the matter.
As a result, the nation enacted the Sexual Protection of Adolescents Law. According to this act, the court makes the following information open to the public of criminals who commit sexual crime against teens under the age of 13: name, photo, resident registration statement, residential address, workplace, vehicle registration number, date of judgment, charge of sex crime, and sentence. Thus, as of 1 January 2010, citizens can get information about sexual criminals at the following web page: www.sexoffender.go.kr.
This information is also easily accessible through mobile phones. However, most people did not about such applications unless they heard about it from their acquaintances or another source. Therefore, people seldom use it. Additionally, they think this application is time-consuming and cumbersome. However, it actually only takes five minutes at most to download and use this application. After all, with such applications helping to prevent sexual crimes in advance, we can live in a safer world. So don’t hesitate to download and check it out which sex offenders are living around your house.