Actual knowledge is not an element of the crime. Most are likely to outgrow such behavior, particularly if given treatment. Sander van der Werf via shutterstock. Compliance with the Adam Walsh Act will preclude states from adopting more carefully calibrated and cost-effective registration and community notification policies. But carefully tailored community notification, provided directly by law enforcement agents, would supply them with the information they want while minimizing the harm to former offenders. Some states go a step further and have registrants SIGN another form, one that broadly states that the official has explained the laws to the registrant. By doing so, then more and more registrants can be interned! Because registration requirements are overbroad in scope and overlong in duration, there are more than , registered sex offenders in the US, including individuals convicted of non-violent crimes such as consensual sex between teenagers, prostitution, and public urination, as well as those who committed their only offenses decades ago. The bottom of the DOJ form contains a place for the registrant's signature and the date of the signature. Nearing the end of the Michigan legislature passed a group of laws affecting registered sex offenders. Panitan Kanchanwong via Shutterstock September 16, Samantha Pegg , Nottingham Trent University A woman has been found guilty of tricking another woman into thinking she was having sex with a man. During that critical process the person must be informed of everything that is expected of them. After being discovered residing in a convalescent home under an assumed name he was charged with failure to register FTR. Other registrants have been driven to suicide. However, states have misused "Positive Notification" of registration laws on a regular basis. State -v- Byron White , Due process did not mandate that the trial court had to instruct the jury that the State was required to prove that defendant knew of his duty to register in a case concerning a failure to comply with the sex offender registration requirements under N.