Any of numerous state and federal laws requiring information about registered sex offenders to be publicly available in order to enhance public safety.
Any of various state or local statutes requiring that public notification be given of the whereabouts of persons who have been convicted of certain sexual crimes.
A statute that requires sex offenders to register with local authorities and requires publication of information about them (including their residence in the community) to the public.
Origin of megan-s-law
- After Megan Kanka (1986–1993), whose rape and murder by a convicted sex offender led to the passage of such laws
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition