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By Andrew J. Harris

Harris examines the implementation of country guidelines supplying for the involuntary civil dedication of "sexually violent predators" (SVP’s). His research makes use of information drawing from six states among 1990 and 1999. He unearths the guidelines to be powerful, with an important political base of help and validation from the courts’.. notwithstanding, operationally the rules face an expanding inhabitants, bobbing up from a gentle move of latest commitments and a negligible variety of discharges. Harris concludes that the regulations’ lengthy variety sustainability is contingent upon major investment, and that their organizational and criminal viability can be undermined if assets fail to maintain velocity with the starting to be inhabitants.

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Is limited enough to permit in-depth analysis; SVP Civil Commitment Policies in an Implementation Framework 31 2. Reflects a range of organizational approaches to SVP programs; 3. Have established a historical track record that provides a basis for investigating program change; and 4. Have disseminated or otherwise made available relevant data and information that may be applied to the models under analysis. The six focus states – California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, Washington, and Kansas – were selected primarily based on the criteria defined above.

First, regarding the problem statement, legal observers have noted the lingering ambiguity associated with the true goals and focus of SVP policies. Although the policies have been upheld by the courts as civil processes grounded in treatment (Kansas v. Hendricks, 1997; Seling v. Young, 2000), the genesis of these laws 14 Civil Commitment of Sexual Predators has been documented as being fundamentally driven by a perceived failure in the criminal justice system (Boerner, 1992). Second, concerning the relationship between the “means selected” relating to the problem, it is essential to note that SVP policies, by legal necessity, have adopted the therapeutic orientation of the mental health system over the incapacitative/punitive model of the criminal justice system.

The third level of the conceptual analysis focuses on the solution emanating from the assumed strategy, specifically examining the two alternative pathways (incapacitation and successful treatment) to the desired policy outcome. This final segment will critically examine the policy’s overall conceptual consistency, as manifested in the interactions between the problem conception, the strategy, and criteria for success. OPERATIONAL MODEL As with the conceptual model, the operational model is specified as a means of establishing a baseline against which SVP civil commitment policies’ viability may be assessed.

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