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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 ...

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 ...

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.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…

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 ...

www.atsa.com/civil-commitment-sexually-violent-predators

Aug 17, 2010 ... In addition, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 authorized the federal government to institute a civil commitment program ...

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 ...

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 ...