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New Standard of Proof in Sex Offender Classification Posted on Dec 11

In Doe, SORB No. 380316 v. Sex Offender Registry Board, decided today, the Supreme Judicial Court announced a new standard of proof for classification of sex offenders. “In light of amendments to the sex offender registry law and other developments.. the preponderance standard no longer adequately protects … due process   …Continue Reading New Standard of Proof in Sex Offender Classification

Sexually Dangerous Persons Posted on Oct 26

While much attention is paid to sex offender registries, through which sex offenders in the community must identify themselves, less notice has been taken of the Sexually Dangerous Persons law, which provides for civil commitments of a day to life in the Massachusetts Treatment Center   …Continue Reading Sexually Dangerous Persons