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Catholicism Today

Author: Evyatar Marienberg

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ISBN: 0415719437

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Convicted sex offenders released from custody at the end of their criminal sentences pose a risk for re-offense. In many US states, Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) laws have been enacted that allow for the post-prison preventive detention of high risk sex offenders. SVP laws require the courts to make dispositions that protect the public from harm while at the same time respecting the civil rights of the offender. This book describes these SVP laws, their constitutionality, and aspects of their operation. Courts hear expert risk testimony based heavily on the results of actuarial risk assessment. Problems associated with this testimony include the lack of a theory of recidivism risk, bias due to human decision-making, and the insularity of scholarship and practice along developmental lines. The authors propose changes in legal standards, as well as a unified developmental model that treats sexual violence as an "evolving" condition, with roots traceable to childhood and paths that extend into adolescence and adulthood.
Catholicism Today
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Evyatar Marienberg
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-22 - Publisher:

Convicted sex offenders released from custody at the end of their criminal sentences pose a risk for re-offense. In many US states, Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) laws have been enacted that allow for the post-prison preventive detention of high risk sex offenders. SVP laws require the courts to make dispositions
Catholicism Today
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Matthew F. Kohmescher
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Paulist Press

Easy-to-read basic introduction to Catholic teaching on theological and social matters of general concern. For classroom and individual use. Includes bibliography and discussion questions.
Catholicism Today
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Thomas Ford
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-12 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The book is designed to address common misconceptions and frequently-asked questions regarding the Church, its teachings, and the lived experience of Catholics in modern societies worldwide. Opening with a concise historical overview of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular, the text explores the core beliefs and rituals that define
A Church with a Future
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Niall Coll, Paschal Scallon
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Columba Press (IE)

Focusing on Ministry, Education and structures for dialogue, this collection of essays focuses on many of the dilemmas facing the Irish catholic Church today
Catholic History for Today's Church
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: John W. O'Malley
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-15 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

We can’t understand the issues swirling in today’s Catholic church without understanding the past. In Catholic History for Today’s Church acclaimed historian John W. O’Malley, SJ, illuminates some of today’s most contentious issues—from celibacy to the role of the pope—through their history. In his characteristically engaging style, O’Malley’s essays provide