A list of registerable sex offenses can be found here.
The risk level determines how much information can be provided to the community.
There are also three designations that may be assigned to a sex offender: sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender.
These designations, along with risk level, govern the length of time that an offender must register.
There are three levels, based upon an offender's risk of committing another sex crime and harm to the community: Level 1 (low), Level 2 (moderate), and Level 3 (high).
As a general rule, the sentencing court will determine an offender's risk level at the time of sentencing (in probation cases) or at the time of release from custody (in jail or prison cases).
When an incarcerated offender is set to be released into the community, the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders will evaluate the case and provide a risk level recommendation to the court.The court will hold a risk level hearing and assign a level to the offender prior to release. Since then, a number of changes have been made to the original statute.The statute may be found on the New York State Senate website - New York Laws, Corrections Law 168.Anyone who was on parole or probation or incarcerated for a sex offense on January 21, 1996, must register as a sex offender with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services ("DCJS").In addition, offenders convicted of a sex offense on or after that date, or sentenced to probation, local jail, or state prison after that date, must register upon returning to the community.