Reforming (Purportedly) Non-Punitive Responses to Sexual Offending

Developments in Mental Health Law, Vol. 25, p. 81, 2006

19 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2007

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Adam Shajnfeld

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Richard Bohn Krueger

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This article describes the characteristics of sex offenders, discusses various registration and notification laws, addresses the civil commitment of sex offenders, analyzes the various problems with current responses to sex offenders, reports current options for treating sex offenders, and provides various recommendations for implementing a more appropriate societal response to sex offenders. Included is a comprehensive review of the latest psychiatric treatment modalities.

Keywords: sex offense, sex offender, civil commitment, registration, megan's law, wetterling, walsh, community notification, registration, residency restrictions, paraphilia, vigilantism, homelessness, unemployment, lupron, mpa, medroxyprogesterone acetate

Suggested Citation

Shajnfeld, Adam and Krueger, Richard Bohn, Reforming (Purportedly) Non-Punitive Responses to Sexual Offending. Developments in Mental Health Law, Vol. 25, p. 81, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1077282

Adam Shajnfeld (Contact Author)

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Richard Bohn Krueger

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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