Your privacy vs. my safety : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Affirmative community notification is the concept of notifying community members when a convicted sex offender moves into the neighborhood. The crucial aspects of affirmative community notification center around weighing a citizen's right to know who lives in their community, against a released offender's right to privacy. This thesis explores different state and legislative approaches to affirmative notification, implications of those laws, and how the critics weigh in on the issues. It also explores specifically how Indiana is addressing community notification and its move toward affirmative notification.