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Sex Offenders 

Sex Offenders
Sex Offenders

Li-Wen G. Lee

, Heather Ellis Cucolo

, and Jeremy Colley

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date: 01 August 2021

Chapter 28 includes cases related to the diagnosis and treatment of sexual offenders in the criminal justice system. Forensic practitioners may treat these individuals as part of their clinical work or may evaluate them to determine suitability for civil commitment upon release from prison or appropriateness for return to the community. The cases in this chapter are Specht v. Patterson, Allen v. Illinois, In re Young and Cunningham, Kansas v. Hendricks, McCune v. Lile, Kansas v. Crane and U.S. v. Comstock. The new cases (Does #1-5 v. Snyder and Millard v. Rankin)add a focus on legal challenges associated with sex offender registration.

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