Date of Award


Degree Type

TPG Capstone Project (Taught Postgraduate Project)


Sociology and Social Policy


Dr. CHAN Sin-yui, Sharon


Qualitative research and literature review were conducted by interviewing two ex-sex offenders and a police officer in England for reviewing Sexual conviction record check(system) in Hong Kong, England and Wales. The major findings in the research showed the system might bring stress and labelling effect toward the ex-offenders. Many sex offenders might lack information about the system before discharge which might hinder their rehabilitation and reintegration to the society. Moreover, the protection of the system in Hong Kong could not cover some potential situations which might do harm to the victims. Five policy suggestions are made at the end of this paper for bettering the protection to the public as well as the right of the offenders.



Recommended Citation

Yau, T. Y. E. (2021). Pandora’s box to sex offenders or gift to the public? Reviewing sex conviction record check in Hong Kong, England and Wales (TPG Capstone Project, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from

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