In view of his previous convictions, he said that he would want the issue of dangerousness
to be assessed.
The statute requires both a showing of mental illness and a showing of future dangerousness
before a court can order a defendant's continued confinement.
The governor's bill, entitled "An Act to Protect the Commonwealth from Dangerous Persons," would require judges to hold a dangerousness
hearing on a motion by the state whenever a defendant is charged with a "dangerous crime."
The characteristics presented in the vignettes are used to evaluate the respondent's perception of the presence and severity of the patient's aggressiveness and its different sub-types (verbal, self-directed, towards objects, and heterodirected), as well as their perception of the dangerousness
of the patient described in the vignette (Fresan, Robles-Garcia, Saracco, & Escamilla, 2010).
"He is wheelchair-bound and that is relevant to any consideration of dangerousness
," said the appeal judge.
But she suggested to Judge Sylvia de Bertodano: "Your Honour is going to be wanting to look at the issue of dangerousness
, and I ask for an adjournment for a pre-sentence report."
A PERVERT who posed as teen to schoolgirls on the internet is to be assessed for dangerousness
to decide if he should be given an extended prison sentence.
He said: "I will adjourn sentence for a report to address the issue of dangerousness
. That is not an indication of the sentence.
In Texas, the law requires juries to assess the "future dangerousness
" of a defendant in order to issue the death penalty, the(http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-hinton-duane-buck-future-crime-20161004-snap-story.html) Los Angeles Times reported.
States' continued and primary use of dangerousness
standard in civil commitment proceedings does not meet our obligations to people with serious mental illness.
WORCESTER -- A woman charged with stabbing another woman during a fight April 15 on Main Street has been ordered held without bail for up to 120 days after a dangerousness
hearing in Central District Court.