The United States Supreme Court legalized the civil commitment of sexually violent predators in two landmark cases :

@inproceedings{Hendricks2011TheUS,
  title={The United States Supreme Court legalized the civil commitment of sexually violent predators in two landmark cases :},
  author={Kansas v. Hendricks},
  year={2011}
}
  • Kansas v. Hendricks
  • Published 2011
In recent years, state and federal legislative initiatives have heavily emphasized punitive laws to combat sexual crime. These statutes include indefinite civil commitment, which is the ultimate infringement on sexual offenders’ civil liberties. Many of these committed offenders have repeatedly offended against prepubescent children (pedophiles), and many… CONTINUE READING