That being the case, some would argue that tighter regulation and stricter laws would yield even better results.
The Miami-Dade ordinance has received national attention for effectively forcing sex offenders into homelessness with over 70 offenders living underneath the Julia Tuttle Causeway Bridge.
These laws equally punish and stigmatize those who made a one-time mistake, as in the case of an 18-year-old who had consensual sex with his underage girlfriend.
Recently, there has been some backlash against the reach of these laws as more members of the public and government become aware of how overbroad sex offender registration regulations have become.
State and local law impose restrictions on where certain convicted sex offenders may live after serving their sentence.
Florida state law prohibits those convicted of certain sex crimes against a child under 16 years of age from living within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, playground, park or other place frequented by children.