I found an article in which conduct like Stu Shapiro's was exposed and remedied in an SVP case:
Here's a link to Forensic Psychologist Karen Franklin's blog post:
Prosecutor accused of 'pervasive misconduct'
The San Jose Mercury News reported (http://bit.ly/ZEZHgN) that the opinion published Thursday claimed Santa Clara County Chief Assistant District Attorney Jay Boyarsky asked improper questions and made improper arguments during the civil trial to commit the man.
Defendant Dariel Shazier pleaded guilty in 1994 to sodomy with a minor under 14, and other charges.