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Harsh anti-sex laws under fire

U.S. Supreme Court limits predator statutes

KOINOS MAGAZINE #34 (2002/2)


Table of Cases

Kansas v. Crane U.S. Supreme Court Opinion 22 January 2002

Kansas v. Crane U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument 30 October 2000

In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of Michael T. Crane Kansas State Supreme Court Opinion 14 July 2000

Kansas v. Hendricks U.S. Supreme Court Opinion 23 June 1997


Andriette, Bill, "America's Sex Gulags", The Guide, August 1997

BBC News (U.K.), "Psychopath jail plan slammed", 30 December 1999

Carter, Mike, "Sex-offender center: 10 years of trouble", Seattle Times, 21 March 2000

Cockburn, Alex "The Quadruple Axel of Evil", CounterPunch, 21 February 2002

Colorado Department of Corrections, "State Sex Offender Treatment Programs: 50-State Survey", Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 2000

Correctional Service Canada, "Dangerous Offenders", August 2001

"Dangerous Offender Legislation Around The World", John Howard Society of Alberta (Canada), 1999

Eskridge, William N., "Multivocal Prejudices and Homo Equality", 74 Indiana Law Journal 1085-1127 (1999).
Eskridge charts the course of "predator" in North American law from before World War I through Anita Bryant's campaign.

Greenhouse, Linda, "Court Sets Limit on Detaining Sex Offenders After Prison", The New York Times, 23 January 2002

The Guardian (U.K.), "Police want new powers to lock up paedophiles", 16 December 2001

The Guardian (U.K.), "Straw unveils plan to lock up 'dangerous' mental patients before they commit crimes", 19 July 1999

Janus, Eric, "Sex offender commitments and the 'inability-to-control': Developing legal standards and a behavioral vocabulary for an elusive concept", in Schlank, A. and Cohen, F., Eds., The Sexual Predator, Volume II. Kingston, New Jersey: Civic Research Institute, 2001

La Fond, John Q., "Can Therapeutic Jurisprudence Be Normatively Neutral? Sexual Predator Laws: Their Impact on Participants and Policy", 41 Arizona Law Review 375 (1999)

"The Costs of Enacting a Sexual Predator Law", 4 Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 468 (1998)

McHarry, Mark, "Sex Predator Laws: A powerful new tool for state control", Z Magazine, November 2001

"Research Summary - Dangerous Offenders in Canada", Solicitor General Canada, September 1996

Simon, Jonathan, "Managing the Monstrous: Sex Offenders and the New Penology", 4 Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 456 (1998)

Van Marle, Hjalmar, "The Dutch TBS Experience: a summer holiday on ice", presentation at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health's XXVI International Congress on Law and Mental Health, 5 July 2001, Montreal, Canada

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