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Criminal Practice – Due Process – Sexually Violent Predator – Civil Commitment – Evidence – Expert Witness – Hearsay (access required)

The state sought to civilly commit appellant as a sexually violent predator, and the state’s only expert was allowed to present to the jury and testify about the results of appellant’s penile plethysmograph (PPG) test—a test which measures changes in blood flow to the male sex organ while the test subject is exposed to a ...

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