Isaac D. Buck

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This Article undertakes this public health review in five parts. Part I considers the general structure of SVP statutes, noting the reasoning behind the enactment and implementation of these statutes. Part II focuses the analysis on examples of three different types of SVP statutes' limiting criteria by considering SVP laws from New Jersey, Wisconsin, Virginia, and California. Part III compares the preventive detentions of SVP commitment and quarantine. Part IV applies quarantine principles to the SVP framework, and, after concluding that SVP statutes, as currently configured, do not sufficiently withstand this public health critique, Part V proposes solutions.



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