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State Offender Statutes

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State Offender Statutes

What classes of offenders do current offender collection statutes cover?7

  • Convicted sex offenders
  • Registered sex offenders
  • Convicted felons (all or some)
  • Convicted misdemeanors (all or some)
  • All arrestees
  • Felony arrestees
  • Misdemeanor arrestees
  • Not guilty by mental defect or guilty but mentally ill
  • Juveniles (all or some)
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7 National Conference of State Legislatures DNA Laws Database »

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