Special Offender Law and Legal Definition

Special offenders are defined by state laws, which vary by state. They may include, among others, criminal offenders with mental health problems, juvenile offenders, or sex offenders. Because the definition of special offenders varies greatly, local laws should be consulted for requirements in your area. The following is an example of a state classification of special offenders based upon the increased risk to the safety of those around them:

  • Registered Sex Offenders and Predatory Pedophiles
  • Gang Members
  • Child abusers
  • Offenders with a history of domestic violence