In Britain pre-crime detention?

MacLeod, Alexander
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/19/99, Vol. 91 Issue 58, p1
Reports that Great Britain's law enforcement authorities are stepping onto controversial new ground in a bid to head off potential crimes by those judged to be untreatable psychopaths and child molesters. Home Secretary Jack Straw's urging of Parliament to approve allowing courts to order the detention of people with severe personality disorders, even if they have not committed a crime; Hostile reactions from lawyers and civil liberty groups.


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