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Civil commitment of sexually dangerous persons

Background on civil commitment -- History of civil commitment laws -- Supreme Court rulings on civil commitment -- Kansas v. Hendricks -- Kansas v. Crane -- Civil commitment legislation in the 109th Congress -- Sex offender recidivism -- Limitations of studies on sex offender recidivism -- Sex offen...

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Main Author: James, Nathan
Contributors: Thomas, Kenneth R. (Author); Foley, Cassandra (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York Novinka Books 2008
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: KB 9 E 1220
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Summary:Background on civil commitment -- History of civil commitment laws -- Supreme Court rulings on civil commitment -- Kansas v. Hendricks -- Kansas v. Crane -- Civil commitment legislation in the 109th Congress -- Sex offender recidivism -- Limitations of studies on sex offender recidivism -- Sex offender recidivism data -- Sex offender treatment -- Can sex offenders be treated? -- Sex offender treatment research issues -- Select issues who should be civilly committed? -- Do sex offenders specialize in sex crimes? -- Are some sex offenders more dangerous than others? -- Future dangerousness -- Safe to release -- Less-restrictive alternatives -- Indeterminate sentences for sex offenders -- Cost of civil commitment
Physical Description:68 S.
ISBN:1604565055
9781604565058