Dangerousness


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The state of being dangerous and possibly causing mental or physical harm to others
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Part II of this article discusses and critiques the courts' use of future dangerousness predictions in sentencing and post-sentence commitment proceedings for capital murderers and sex offenders and in community notification requirements for sex offenders.
Courts that take medication compliance into account in making release decisions will assess the acquittee's sanity and dangerousness by (1) evaluating the acquittee in an unmedicated state, or (2) defining dangerousness in terms of post-release medication compliance.
2000; Phelan, Link, Stueve, & Pescosolido, 2000), they did not examine the relative impact of attributions of cause and perceptions of dangerousness on support for legally mandated treatment.
Jurors could have understood those terms to refer either to the statutory aggravating factors of future dangerousness and vileness, or in addition to nonstatutory aggravating factors not necessarily related to either future dangerousness or vileness.
The defense attorney requested a Simmons instruction, but the trial court refused because the "state's evidence went to Kelly's character and characteristics, not to future dangerousness.
Based on the results of interviews with over a hundred jurors who served on capital cases in South Carolina, all conducted in connection with the nationwide Capital Jury Project (CJP),(6) we argue that the "at issue" requirement is misguided because the empirical assumption on which it rests is false: We find that future dangerousness is on the minds of most capital jurors, and is thus "at issue" in virtually all capital trials, no matter what the prosecution says or does not say.
Although most states have statutes that ostensibly allow for commitment when a person is not dangerous to herself or others but is nevertheless unable meet her basic needs for food and shelter, these standards are often interpreted strictly to require dangerousness.
Mental health laws that require dangerousness for involuntary admission may delay the initial treatment of schizophrenia.
the dangerousness of the virus compared with SARS; and 3.
A defense witness at Buck's 1997 trial, psychologist Walter Quijano, suggested to the jury that there were several "statistical factors we know to predict future dangerousness," including age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, employment stability and substance abuse history.
A REPORT on the Monchergorsk vessel - whose cargo of munitions that was placed at a naval base had just exploded - contained a document referring to the cargo's dangerousness that later disappeared, a prosecution witness said yesterday during the Mari blast trial.
A JUDGE has ordered a dangerousness assessment on a 45-year-old man who met up with a teenager after "grooming" her for sexual abuse.