Sex offender examinations are often required as part of a sex offender’s probation and/or parole. There are four types of examinations that are given during their time on probation or parole, which are Instant Offense, Sexual History, Maintenance and Monitoring examinations. These examinations assist treatment providers, probation officers and parole officers in assessing the needs of the offender.
Instant Offense Examination
The disclosure test on the instant offense refers to the offense(s) for which the examinee is currently under court supervision. The specific offenses and respective outcry complainants are the only issues for this examination.
Sexual History Examination
This examination explores the examinee’s sexual history including additional victims, therapeutic issues and sexual deviance prior to the date of sentencing. These exclude the offense for which the examinee is currently on probation or parole.
This examination covers probation or parole violations excluding any sexual crimes and/or sexual re-offenses.
This test covers any sexual re-offending and any other illegal sexual behavior for a designated time period since being on probation or parole. The time period to be tested is usually determined by the probation or parole officer.
In general, the issues covered during the maintenance examination can include use of pornography, alcohol, drugs, general criminal activity, curfew violations, contact with the victim, being alone with minors, child safety zone restrictions and any other violations that are part of the offender’s conditions of probation and/or parole. In a monitoring examination, the issues covered include only sexual crimes and/or sexual re-offenses. Some of the issues are prostitution, sexual assault, peeping, indecent exposure, frottage, child pornography and sexual contact with a minor.