Date: July 2, 2007
Creator: James, Nathan; Thomas, Kenneth R. & Foley, Cassandra
Description: This report begins with an outline of the history of civil commitment laws, followed by a review of two cases, Kansas v. Hendricks and Kansas v. Crane, in which the Supreme Court addressed constitutional issues involving civil commitment. This review is followed by a summary of the recently enacted legislation governing the federal civil commitment program. The report then discusses research on sex offender recidivism and treatment. It concludes with an evaluation of some of the issues surrounding civil commitment.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department