§ 168 Short Title
§ 168-A Definitions
§ 168-B Duties of the Division; Registration Information
§ 168-C Sex Offender; Relocation; Notification
§ 168-D Duties of the Court
§ 168-E Discharge of Sex Offender From Correctional Facility; Duties of Official in Charge
§ 168-F Duty to Register and to Verify
§ 168-G Prior Convictions; Duty to Inform and Register
§ 168-H Duration of Registration and Verification
§ 168-I Registration and Verification Requirements
§ 168-J Notification of Local Law Enforcement Agencies of Change of Address
§ 168-K Registration for Change of Address From Another State
§ 168-L Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders
§ 168-M Review
§ 168-N Judicial Determination
§ 168-O Petition for Relief or Modification
§ 168-P Special Telephone Number
§ 168-Q Subdirectory; Internet Posting
§ 168-R Immunity From Liability
§ 168-S Annual Report
§ 168-T Penalty
§ 168-U Unauthorized Release of Information
§ 168-V Prohibition of Employment On Motor Vehicles Engaged in Retail Sales of Frozen Desserts
§ 168-W Separability

Terms Used In New York Laws > Correction > Article 6-C

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Authorized internet entity: means any business, organization or other entity providing or offering a service over the internet which permits persons under eighteen years of age to access, meet, congregate or communicate with other users for the purpose of social networking. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Division: means the division of criminal justice services as defined by section eight hundred thirty-seven of the executive law. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Hospital: means : (a) a hospital as defined in subdivision two of section four hundred of this chapter and applies to persons committed to such hospital by order of commitment made pursuant to article sixteen of this chapter; or (b) a secure treatment facility as defined in section 10. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Institution of higher education: means an institution in the state providing higher education as such term is defined in subdivision eight of section two of the education law. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Internet identifiers: means electronic mail addresses and designations used for the purposes of chat, instant messaging, social networking or other similar internet communication. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Law enforcement agency having jurisdiction: means : (a) (i) the chief law enforcement officer in the village, town or city in which the offender expects to reside upon his or her discharge, probation, parole, release to post-release supervision or upon any form of state or local conditional release; or (ii) if there be no chief law enforcement officer in such village, town or city, the chief law enforcement officer of the county in which the offender expects to reside; or (iii) if there be no chief enforcement officer in such village, town, city or county, the division of state police and (b) in the case of a sex offender who is or expects to be employed by, enrolled in, attending or employed, whether for compensation or not, at an institution of higher education, (i) the chief law enforcement officer in the village, town or city in which such institution is located; or (ii) if there be no chief law enforcement officer in such village, town or city, the chief law enforcement officer of the county in which such institution is located; or (iii) if there be no chief law enforcement officer in such village, town, city or county, the division of state police; and (iv) if such institution operates or employs a campus law enforcement or security agency, the chief of such agency and (c) in the case of a sex offender who expects to reside within a state park or on other land under the jurisdiction of the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation, the state regional park police. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Local correctional facility: means a local correctional facility as that term is defined in subdivision sixteen of section two of this chapter. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Mental abnormality: means a congenital or acquired condition of a person that affects the emotional or volitional capacity of the person in a manner that predisposes that person to the commission of criminal sexual acts to a degree that makes the person a menace to the health and safety of other persons. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Nonresident student: means a person required to register as a sex offender in another jurisdiction who is enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in any public or private educational institution in this state including any secondary school, trade or professional institution or institution of higher education. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Predatory: means an act directed at a stranger, or a person with whom a relationship has been established or promoted for the primary purpose of victimization. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Predicate sex offender: means a sex offender who has been convicted of an offense set forth in subdivision two or three of this section when the offender has been previously convicted of an offense set forth in subdivision two or three of this section. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Sex offender: includes any person who is convicted of any of the offenses set forth in subdivision two or three of this section. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Sex offense: means : (a) (i) a conviction of or a conviction for an attempt to commit any of the provisions of sections 120. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Sexual predator: means a sex offender who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense defined in subdivision three of this section and who suffers from a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes him or her likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Sexually violent offender: means a sex offender who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense defined in subdivision three of this section. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Sexually violent offense: means : (a) (i) a conviction of or a conviction for an attempt to commit any of the provisions of sections 130. See N.Y. Correction Law 168-A
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.