Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished ManuscriptAbstract: Every State has a myriad of varying public notification requirements that sex offenders must fulfill. Some requirements are passive requiring little input from the offender, others require active participation by the offender in notification. State law provisions further vary from specific notification of individuals, to geographic neighborhoods or just general public availability of the registration. Assigning each statutory provision a rating -- whether the requirement is passive or active and specific or general a dual axis qualitative rating for that State can be achieved. Such a rating would be useful to test sex offender registration compliance rates; population clustering; preferential registering and other social legal issues.