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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Involuntary_commitment

Involuntary commitment or civil commitment is a legal process through which an individual who is deemed by a qualified agent to have symptoms of severe ...

criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/civil-commitment.html

Some states have used civil commitment proceedings to remove habitual sex offenders from society for extended periods of time. The United States Supreme ...

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3392176

This article reviews the academic literature on the psychiatric practice of civil commitment. It provides an overview of the history of involuntary psychiatric ...

www.law.cornell.edu/wex/involuntary_civil_commitment

Involuntary civil commitment is the admission of individuals against their will into a mental health unit. Generally speaking, there are three reasons why an ...

www.dsh.ca.gov/Treatment/Civil_Commitments.aspx

Civil Commitments. People who come to a California state hospital through a civil commitment are individuals who require physically secure 24-hour care that is ...

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/26/civil-commitment-sex-offenders

Sep 26, 2013 ... Through a legal procedure called "civil commitment", you can be classed as a sexually violent predator based solely on the subjective opinion ...

law.justia.com/constitution/us/amendment-14/67-civil-commitment.html

The Problem of Civil Commitment.—As is the case with juvenile offenders, several other classes of persons are subject to confinement by court processes ...

www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/10/civil_commitment_laws_allow_authorities_to_keep_people_locked_up_indefinitely.html

Oct 9, 2015 ... civil commitment. The more than 300 people who are housed at the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation do not live in locked cells, but ...

www.merriam-webster.com/legal/civil%20commitment

Legal definition of civil commitment: court-ordered institutionalization of a person suffering from mental illness, alcoholism, or drug addiction usually upon a…

definitions.uslegal.com/c/civil-commitment

Civil commitment refers to the jailing of a person for debt or nonpayment of alimony or the confinement of an insane person, alcoholic, or drug addict for ...