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Adolescent Offenders & Using the PPG

Peter M Byrne, PhD

In April 2002, the Sex Offender Management Board wrote a protocol for use of the Penile Plethysmograph (PPG) with adolescents in the State of Colorado. After sending their proposed revisions to Peter M. Byrne, Ph.D., for his review, he wrote the following to provide his interpretation of research support for the changes that were suggested and eventually made. It is useful information for anyone interested in the topic.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals, regarding United States v. Weber

Peter M. Byrne, PhD

In a recent published opinion by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, regarding United States v. Weber the press may have been a little alarming due to a number of conclusions that are drawn about penile plethysmograph testing. Following is an overview of this case and factual information that will be helpful for you to understand this ruling and potentially overcome legal objections. This information may also assist your local attorneys in prosecuting cases of this nature.

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