This Comment urges California and other jurisdictions to enact sexual predator laws to civilly commit dangerous, mentally ill sex offenders who are nearing release from prison and are a credible threat to re-offend. The author propounds a Model Sexual Predators Act, which is argued to be narrowly tailored to achieve the state goal, as required by the Constitution. The author also argues that this Model Act surmounts substantive and procedural due process concerns, increases the safety of the public, and safeguards the accused individual's interest in liberty.
Peter A. Zamoyski,
Will California's "One Strike" Law Stop Sexual Predators, or is a Civil Commitment System Needed?,
San Diego L. Rev.
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