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Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Highly Recommended Book. Shaming the Constitution: The Detrimental Results of Sexual Violent Predator Legislation by Michael L. Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo


Yesterday I received a new book that I had pre-ordered back in January and I hope read it tomorrow.

But in the meantime I realized I never posted about a book I finished a few months back and it was really great. Shaming the Constitution: The Detrimental Results of Sexual Violent Predator Legislation by Michael L. Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo.  

It was not just about Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators and the Constitution but also about Sex Offender Laws, Restrictions and Registries and the Constitution. 

With zero data, zero evidence and NOT one peer-review study “Sex Offenders” in the United States have been stripped of:
·         Due Process
·         Ex post facto
·         Double Jeopardy
·         The Privilege of Self Incrimination
·         Patient-Therapist Confidentiality
·         In some States the right to a jury trial when being tried for SVP Commitment
·         In some States the right not to take the stand to testify in a SVP Commitment trial 

……AND what would be considered inadmissible hearsay in any U.S. criminal trial is admissible during an SVP Commitment trial if it can be claimed as pointing towards future dangerousness. 

I was so pleased with the contents of this book I have placed it in the #5 spot of my Top 19 Books on Sex Offender issues, I highly recommend it. 

Mary Devoy