Sentencing Requirements under the Mentally Disordered Sex Offender Act: State v. Shockley
Bracht, Daniel P.
INTRODUCTION|The fifth amendment of the United States Constitution requires that a person accused of a crime be afforded certain procedural safeguards to prevent unfair criminal proceedings involving self-incrimination or the deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. However, there has been some dispute as to what safeguards should be applied to sentencing proceedings. One particular area in which this dispute comes into play involves the conviction of sexual offenders under mentally disordered sex offender statutes providing for the sentence to be served in a mental institution...
23 Creighton L. Rev. 413 (1989-1990)
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