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Criminal Practice – Sexually Violent Predator – Involuntary Commitment – Expert Evidence – Other Specified Paraphilic Disorder (access required)

The state’s expert in forensic psychology admitted that there was debate within the psychological profession as to whether his diagnosis of “Other Specified Paraphilic Disorder – Biastophilia/Non-Consent” (i.e., when a person is sexually aroused by the aspect of having nonconsensual sex with someone) is a valid predicate diagnosis under the Sexually Violent Predator Act because ...

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