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Untreatable SVPs can be committed

The Missouri Supreme Court once again has upheld the constitutionality of a statute that confines sexual offenders indefinitely after they have completed their sentences. In a unanimous opinion written by Judge Zel Fischer, the court ruled that to protect the public, the Missouri Department of Mental Health can confine even those sex offenders who don’t respond to treatment.

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Probate: Sexually Violent Predator – Cross Examination – Burden Of Proof

In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Richard Croxton v. State (MLW No.59537/Case No. ED90808 – 11 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Ahrens, J.) Where a man found to be a sexually violent predator “opened the ...

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SVPs face long wait for commitment trials

To the editor: I want to thank you for the excellent article, “I’m going to die here” (June 15). The legal community really needs to be aware of the Missouri Sexual Offender Treatment Center. Several months ago, I had no ...

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Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment Instructions Where a man committed to confinement as a sexually violent predator argued that jurors should have been given a definition of “clear and convincing” evidence to determine whether the state carried its burden of ...

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