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The Daily Digest, 4/26/11

Civil commitment proceedings seem to offer a significant loophole to due process guarantees. After serving a prison term, an individual can be found to be a sexually violent predator and serve indefinitely in a mental health facility (with annual “reviews” … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 3/29/11

Protective placement due to incompetency requires that, as a result of developmental disabilities, degenerative brain disorder, serious and persistent mental illness, or other like incapacities, the individual is so totally incapable of providing for his or her own care or … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 3/16/11

As I mentioned yesterday, I just presented at a two-day conference in New York City on Law and the Brain. My talk, which focused on the empirical use of behavioral genetics and cognitive neuroscience in U.S. criminal law, was followed … Continue reading

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