In October of 2000, Congress amended the Clery Act (formally known as the Campus Safety and Security act) in order to help protect campus communities from known sex offenders. These amendments, known collectively as the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, took effect October 28, 2002. One of these amendments requires institutions of higher learning to include in their annual security reports a statement that advises the campus community as to where law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.
In Maryland, the sex offender registry may be reviewed at www.socem.info.
"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity."
- W.E.B. Du Bois