Section I of this Comment explores both past and current methods of protecting potential victims from sexually violent predators. Section I also discusses the constitutional issues surrounding modern sexually violent predator civil commitment laws and the ongoing debate regarding the ability to predict future dangerousness. Section II analyzes the problems with the California SVPA, specifically in regards to the requirements under the Act and the implications these problems create. Finally, in Section III, solutions are proposed to the problems within the Act, as well as future directions government and society need to take to further protect children.
The California Sexually Violent Predator Act and the Failure to Mentally Evaluate Sexually Violent Child Molesters, 33 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.