Constitutionality of lengthy sex offender detentions questioned In the six years since the U.S. government authorized civil detention for dangerous sex offenders, it has sought to commit 136 men. Out of those, it has won civil commitments of only 15, or 11 percent. In contrast, it has either lost, or been forced to dismiss, 61 cases, or 45 percent. (Actually, make that 62.
In a long-awaited ruling, a San Diego judge has ruled that indefinite detention of Sexually Violent Predators (SVP’s) is constitutional, even though other forensic patients are entitled to periodic reviews.The ruling in the legal ch... Read Post
Hebephilia is too controversial for the government to use it to claim that a sex offender has a serious mental disorder meriting civil commitment in order to protect the public, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Judge Terrence Boyle I... Read Post