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English translation: A non-criminal (hence, civil) procedure for placing a person in, typically, a mental hospital.

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17:04 Nov 17, 2001
English to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents / sexual predators
English term or phrase: civil commitment
legal approach to mentally ill people or sexual predators
nikita11
Local time: 15:28
English translation:A non-criminal (hence, civil) procedure for placing a person in, typically, a mental hospital.
Explanation:
From an Ohio document:
"[...] the court must hold a hearing and have "clear and convincing evidence" that you are "a mentally ill person" and an immediate danger to self or others. [...]"

Another resource (see ref) is "CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS: A Misguided Attempt to Solve a Serious Problem," which may explain the concept in more detail.
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Alex Lane
Local time: 07:28
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thanks for an immediate response :-))
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5 +2A non-criminal (hence, civil) procedure for placing a person in, typically, a mental hospital.
Alex Lane


  

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A non-criminal (hence, civil) procedure for placing a person in, typically, a mental hospital.


Explanation:
From an Ohio document:
"[...] the court must hold a hearing and have "clear and convincing evidence" that you are "a mentally ill person" and an immediate danger to self or others. [...]"

Another resource (see ref) is "CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS: A Misguided Attempt to Solve a Serious Problem," which may explain the concept in more detail.


    Reference: http://www.mobar.org/journal/1999/novdec/bilbrey.htm
Alex Lane
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Native speaker of: English
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thanks for an immediate response :-))

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