Sex Offenders and the Law Essay by Ace writers

Sex Offenders and the Law
An examination of how the law relates to dangerous sex offenders.
# 46600 | 2,695 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 18, 2004 in Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Law (General)

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This paper presents a detailed examination of "Civil Commitments for Sex Offenders". The writer explores the relevant and legal issues surrounding sexually dangerous predators. It also looks at case law that allows the civil commitment of a sex offender after he has served his prison time.

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"Sexually dangerous predators depend on the ability to move about freely, protected by the constitution of the United States. America has been founded on the constitutional rights that it provides to the people who live here. Supreme courts have upheld constitutional rights even in the face evidence of guilt. Throughout the nation media covers stories about those who commit crimes going free because one of their constitutional rights were violated during the arrest or investigation process. In recent years there seems to have been an increase in sexually dangerous predator activity in America. Predators that stalk, attack and sometimes kill their victims have been in the news while their stories sweep the nation. Sexually dangerous predators have created quite a dilemma for the court and jail system as they are released only to attack again and again. Various states have dealt with this by passing laws to allow the civil commitment of sexually dangerous predators. Rights activists argue that this interferes with the constitutional rights of those being committed while those for the action believe the constitution is being followed to the letter of the law while at the same time protecting society from predators."

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