Briefly describe the eligibility laws and qualifying disorders in your selected state's (Michigan, Texas or any state) civil commitment laws for sexual offenders. Explain how you might assess an individual under the state's civil commitment laws for sexual offenders in order to determine if he or she would qualify for civil commitment, and describe why, using specific examples.
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to describe eligibility and qualifying disorders for civil commitment of sexual offenders in a particular US state. I have looked at the laws in Florida and that is in the information I provided here. I suggest this outline:
1. On Sexual Offense - what is it? 150 words
2. Sexual Offender Law in Florida - what applies? 150 words
3. On Eligibility laws & Qualifying disorders - 150 words
4. Assessment in relation to civil commitment laws - 150 words
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On Sexual Offense:
What is a sexual offense? Essentially, a sexual offense is a sex crime, considered as either sexual abuse of an inappropriate nature against what is seen as normal, falling under the 'deviant' heading. When prohibited by legal tenets, the sexual act is considered a sex crime. The person who commits such crimes is labelled a sexual offender. Crimes of violence involving sex and violations of taboos like incest, exhibitionism, indecent exposure or sodomy are labelled as sex crimes. Rape, lust-murder, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, paedophilia, human trafficking for prostitution/pimping, necrophilia & sexual harassment (i.e. workplace sexual harassment) are among the many sex crimes seen as 'common' across state jurisdictions being that they are acted upon and have equivalent legal tenets prohibiting such behavior/deviancy for the purpose of public order, safety and justice. In the state of Florida, all these listed sex crimes/deviance's are considered prohibited and from the most heinous (sexual assault/child sexual abuse/lust-murder) to the least violent (i.e. streaking), there are equivalent laws that levy punishment according to the State's justice system.
Sexual Offense in Florida:
What are the sexual offender laws in place in the state of Florida? The Florida Department of Law Enforcement published a legal Bulletin that lists sex offender laws in the state from 1998. Due to the state's 1997 Florida Safety Information Act which was a response to the Wetterling Act which was all about increasing public awareness of criminal offenders (especially sexual offenders). The registration of sexual offenders and predators as well as the process of community notification, address verification and enforcement of public safety laws as seen by law enforcement and justice groups as ...
The solution provides information, assistance and advice in tackling the task (see above) with regards to the eligibility laws and qualifying disorders for the state of Florida in relation to civil commitments. An outline for such a paper is suggested and information provided includes how assessments of an individual under Florida's civil commitment laws can be undertaken including in the case of sexual offenders and sexually violent offenders. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.