To carry its burden of proving that a sex offender is a sexually violent predator, the Commonwealth need not provide a clinical diagnosis by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist; the opinion of a qualified criminal justice expert suffices.
Commonwealth v. Conklin, 897 A.2d 1168 (Pa. 2006).
Jarrod T. Takah,
Social Worker Qualifies as a Criminal Justice Expert for the Purposes of Classifying a Sex Offender as a Sexually Violent Predator: Commonwealth v. Conklin,
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