Sexually Violent Predator Laws: Psychiatry in Service to a Morally Dubious Enterprise
Janus, Eric S.
Lancet 2004 December; 364(Special Issue): 50-51
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Normative Versus Consequential Ethics in Sexually Violent Predator Laws: An Ethics Conundrum for Psychiatry Sreenivasan, Shoba; Frances, Allen; Weinberger, Linda E (2010)Nineteen states and the federal government have statutes for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators (SVP). The American Psychiatric Association has vigorously opposed SVP laws, citing the abuse of both individual ...
Scott, Sarah; Gilcrist, Brett; Thurston, Nicole; Huss, Matthew T (2010-05)Sexually violent predator (SVP) laws use the civil commitment process to confine mentally disordered and dangerous offenders who are at high risk to reoffend. Few studies have examined how jurors decide SVP cases. As a ...