Sex Crimes Act Law and Legal Definition

A Sex Crime Act refers to an Act to make provision about sexual offences, their prevention and the protection of children from other sexual acts, and for connected purposes.

The following is an example of a case law on Sex Crimes Act:

A Sex Crime Act has two basic purposes:

a. to protect society from dangerous sex crimes, and

b. to provide treatment, as opposed to mere punishment, to the dangerous sex offender. [State v. Hungerford, 84 Wis. 2d 236, 245 (Wis. 1978)].