A sex offender sexual offendersex abuseror sexual abuser is a person who has committed a sex crime. What constitutes a sex crime differs by culture and legal jurisdiction. The majority of convicted sex offenders have convictions for crimes of a sexual nature; however, some sex offenders have simply violated a law contained in a sexual category.
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LEVEL 1: Typically offenders in this category have no prior history of sexual offending and the community can be protected with notification inside the home and to local law enforcement authorities. LEVEL 2: Typically offenders in this category have a history of sexual offending where notification inside the home is insufficient. These are individuals whose offense and criminal history require notification throughout the community.
Upon release to the community following a conviction for a registerable offense, a sex offender is required to register with the Division of Criminal Justice Services. In order to determine the level of community notification and duration of registration, a hearing is held by the sentencing court. After examining the facts in a particular case, including, but not limited to, the use of force, weapons, alcohol or drugs, victim's age, number of victims, assault or injury of the victim and relationship to the victim, the court makes a determination regarding the offender's level of notification, commonly called the risk level. The risk level is based on the court's assessment regarding whether a particular offender is likely to repeat the same or similar registerable offense and the danger the offender poses to the community.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. The law enforcement agency m ay maintain information about the offender within the agency. When a Level III offender moves into a community, law enforcement typically holds a community meeting to provide information about the offender.
Skip to Main Content. Classification Levels About Classification Levels When an offender is released from custody and placed back to the community, the Washington State Department of Corrections Community Protection Unit evaluates the offender. They determine the risk classification level for the offender.
All sex offenders living, working or going to school in Oregon are directed to participate in a sex offender risk assessment in order to be classified into a Notification Level. If the Board assessor is unable to find you to participate in the assessment process, you may be automatically scored as a high risk Level 3. A person classified as a Level 3 will have to wait significantly longer to petition for classification to a lower level and your profile will be posted on the Internet.