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Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
Kansas v. Crane
Citation:534 U.S. 407, 122 S. Ct. 867, 151 L. Ed. 2d 856
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Crane was charged with aggravated sexual battery after committing two violent sexual acts in a day. Crane was found to be a sexual predator under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA) after psychologists found that he suffered from exhibitionism and antisocial personality disorder, and he was therefore civilly committed as permitted under the SVPA. Crane challenged this commitment on constitutional grounds, and the US Supreme Court was required to determine the constitutional limitations of civil commitment.
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