The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires colleges and universities to issue a statement advising the campus community about where they may obtain information concerning registered sex offenders. Members of the UMass Amherst community may request information about sex offenders at the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board by following the link below. This Sex Offender website will have the most current information on all offenders in the Town of Amherst. Information contained in the Sex Offender Registry shall not be used to commit a crime against an offender or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender.
Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry - UMPD - UMass Amherst
The law classifies sex offenders in the Massachusetts into 3 levels:. The classification depends on the degree of danger an offender poses to residents of Massachusetts. Level 1 sex offenders pose a low degree of threat to the public. They have a low risk of re-offending thus their information is only available to the requisite authorities. Level 2 sex offenders have a moderate chance of re-offending.