What is the criteria to be designated a “high-risk” sex offender?

The California Department of Justice categorizes sex offenders as high-risk when his or her criminal history meets the statutory definition of high-risk, which includes offenders who have committed at least two violent offenses, at least one of which was a violent sex offense. A statutory definition of “high-risk” offender is provided in section 290(n)(1) of the California Penal Code.

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