Upon conviction of an offense identified in Arkansas Criminal Code as
requiring registration as a Sex Offender, the Arkansas Department of
Correction initiates an actuarial analysis, interview, psychological testing
and evaluation, review of relevant records and polygraph or penile plethysmograph to determine the individuals probability of repeat offending.
As a result of this assessment the offender is given a risk level.
Arkansas Code Annotated 12-12-913 (j)(1)(A), mandates that information on
registered sex offenders determined to pose the highest level of risk (Level
3 and Level 4), be made available to the public.
Usually these are individuals with no prior history of
sexual acting out, and no strong antisocial tendencies, sexual compulsions or psychological factors impairing judgment.
Usually these are individuals with limited or circumscribed
prior history of sexual acting out, possess some antisocial
personality characteristics, predatory tendencies, or deviant sexual
interest or behavior patterns that increase the general level of
risk these offenders pose. They may have mild or well-controlled
mental disorders, and/or developmental disabilities.
These individuals usually have histories of repeat sexual
offending, and/or strong antisocial, violent or predatory
personality characteristics. Sexual compulsions are likely to be
present, but may be kept under control when relapse prevention plans
are followed and treatment is continued. The offense patterns of
these individuals reflect a relatively high probability of
re-offense and/or a risk of substantial injury to victims should
Sexually Violent Predator
These are individuals with impaired judgment or control who have
sexual or violent compulsions that they lack the ability to control.
This may be due to pedophilia or other disorder of sexual
attraction, mental illness, or personality disorder that distorts
thinking, interferes with behavioral control, and predisposes the
person to acts of predatory sexual violence.