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Part I. Sexually Violent Predator Laws: Problems and Solutions 25 Chapter 1. The New Generation of Sex Offender Commitment Laws: Which States Have Them and How Do They Work? 27 W. Lawrence Fitch and Debra A. Hammen Chapter 2. State Policy Perspectives on Sexual Predator Laws 41 Roxanne Lieb Part II. Sex Offenders and Dangerousness 61 Chapter 3. Who Is Dangerous and When Are They Safe? Risk Assessment With Sexual Offenders 63 R. Karl Hanson Chapter 4. Evaluating Offenders Under a Sexually Violent Predator Law: The Practical Practice 75 Roy B. Lacoursiere Part III. Sex Offenders and Treatment 99 Chapter 5. What We Know and Don't Know About Treating Adult Sex Offenders 101 Marnie E. Rice and Grant T. Harris Chapter 6. Treatment and the Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders 119 Eric S. Janus Chapter 7. In the Wake of Hendricks: The Treatment and Restraint of Sexually Dangerous Offenders Viewed From the Perspective of American Psychiatry 131 Howard V. Zonana, Richard J. Bonnie, and Steven K. Hoge Part IV. The Rationale, Constitutionality, and Morality of Sexual Predator Commitment Laws 147 Chapter 8. Matching Legal Policies With Known Offenders 149 Leonore M. J. Simon Chapter 9. Bad or Mad?: Sex Offenders and Social Control 165 Stephen J. Morse Chapter 10. "Even a Dog ...": Culpability, Condemnation, and Respect for Persons 183 Robert F. Schopp Chapter 11. Sex Offenders and the Supreme Court: The Significance and Limits of Kansas v. Hendricks 197 John Kip Cornwel Part V. Alternative Strategies for Protecting the Community 211 Chapter 12. A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Analysis of Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Laws 213 Bruce J. Winick Chapter 13. Investing in the Future of Children: Building Programs for Children or Prisons for Adult Offenders 231 William D. Pithers, Alison Gray, and Michalle E. Davis Chapter 14. Chemical Castration of Sex Offenders: Treatment or Punishment? 249 Robert D. Miller Chapter 15. Community Containment of Sex Offender Risk: A Promising Approach 265 Kim English, Linda Jones, and Diane Patrick Part VI. Evaluating the Wisdom of Sexually Violent Predator Laws 281 Chapter 16. The Costs of Enacting a Sexual Predator Law and Recommendations for Keeping Them From Skyrocketing 283 John Q. La Fond Chapter 17. Managing the Monstrous: Sex Offenders and the New Penology 301 Jonathan Simon Chapter 18. A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Assessment of Sexually Violent Predator Laws 317 Bruce J. Winick Conclusion 333