The "rap sheet" is also known as an "abstract of criminal history." It is a document that summarizes a subject's criminal history record information held in the Kansas Central Repository at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI).
The Kansas rap sheet consists of four major sections, with subordinate cycles
and segments contained within two of the sections. Here is the outline for
the rap sheet structure:
Section One - Introduction.
This section summarizes how the record was identified and to whom it was released. Also included are statements pertaining to the use and safeguard of criminal history record information.
Section two - Identification
The name and other demographic information of the subject of the rap sheet is displayed here.
Section Three - Criminal
Within this section of the rap sheet, information concerning criminal arrests and court dispositions is organized by "cycle." A cycle contains all the information pertinent to the subject's arrest and disposition that is considered to be part of the same overall event.
Normally, a cycle consists of three "segments," an arrest segment, a prosecution segment and a court segment. However, there are many variations possible in cycle structure, such as two arrest segments or two court segments. Also, a cycle may contain other segments such as an appeal segment or a probation revocation segment.
Section Four - Confinement
Confinement in state prison or local jail facilities are recorded in this section.
Section 1 includes the name and identifiers that were used in the search for the record, the name of the person for whom the check was conducted, and general statements regarding the use and safeguarding of Kansas criminal history record information.
The Rap Sheet will list the earliest (chronologically oldest) releasable Name Used in the first position of the "Names Used" entry. All other releasable names will be listed, in alphabetical order by last name, underneath the Master Name entry. Duplicates will be suppressed.