For purposes of this analysis, "civil commitment" is a form of noncriminal
confinement for those who are legally found to be mentally
ill.1 With the minor exception of rare confinement for some communicable
diseases, there is no analogue of involuntary commitment for
Schmidt, Winsor C.
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Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol6/iss3/9