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The trial that I went to was for Keith Willard He is a 35-year-old man who has been in jail for the last 10 years He was in court today for a civil commitment as a sexually violent sex offender The case was a petition filed by the state at the end of an inmates sentence in which the state must prove that Mr Willard is capable of recommitting the a sex offense Mr Willard was a clean-cut clean-shaven man who had no facial expressions throughout the whole time that I was there The part of the trial that I sat through was the defense attorney asking Dr Lusk questions on psychological tests that he had administered on Mr Willard The first tests that Dr Lusk performed on Mr Willard was the PCLR which is a revised checklist with twenty items for a percentile rank The cutoff for the test was thirty and Mr Willard scored a twenty-two He expressed some empathy for the victims but not consistently throughout his treatment He showed signs of remorse and guilt and his self-worth was poor But he does not meet the particular diagnostics of someone who will commit the crime againThe next test that Dr Lusk performed on Mr Willard was the SVR20 This test is a psychosocial adjustment that is a structured clinical interview The doctor found out that Mr Willard was sexually victimized twice while in jail Dr Lusk also concluded that Mr Willard has a moderate likelihood of sexually offending again The doctor suggests that he should not be confined in a secure facility Dr Lusk also performed a clinical judgement which is a three-step process on Mr Willard He concluded that his actuarial risk of recommitting a crime was a low to moderate risk and that he did not have a mental disorder The doctor also said that Mr Willard had a major substance abuse problem with cocaine and that he was insecure
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