Back Matter Pages Although a number of constitutional challenges — typically involving due process, ex-post facto, and double jeopardy clauses — have been raised regarding the civil commitment of sexually violent predators or those with similar designations, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of civil commitment statutes three times in Kansas v.
Such civil commitment programs should develop steps for a sex offender to be conditionally released to a less restrictive setting, if and when appropriate, while taking into account community safety considerations.
We are satisfied from our review of the record that the court's findings were supported by substantial credible evidence. Psychologists hired by the state assess him every six months to determine whether he is fit to leave. Given his status as a sexually violent predator, a conditional discharge was barred.
He is currently in treatment refusal status. The fact that he has the deviant arousal, strong antisocial attitudes and behaviors, violated supervision, has poor cognitive problem solving and poor self-regulation I think increase his risk to sexually reoffend.
C was civilly committed in So, what it does is I think it makes him more likely to act on those paraphilic disorders.
While there are, undoubtedly, some irremediable sex offenders who need to be confined for reasons of public safety, the civil commitment protocol denies some of the basic rights afforded other criminal defendants.
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In recent months, federal judges in two states have ruled the application of civil commitment laws unconstitutional. Management of Sex Offenders in Community Settings. Editors and affiliations. Effective use of an expert in sexually violent predator commitment hearings. O'Donohue Daniel S.