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Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders

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Background

Recently in France, a convicted rapist Manuel da Cruz was released from prison after an 11-year sentence. He returned to the same town as his first victim and raped Christine Hodeau while she was jogging. This event sparked an outcry and demand for chemical castration of such sex offenders.[1]

Chemical castration involves a reversible chemical hormone treatment that reduces libido.
 

Arguments For

Yes, such treatment should be the law

Such treatment could drastically prevent repeat offenses such as in the case with Cruz.
The treatment is a reversible process, and not cruel or unusual.

Arguments Against

No, such treatment should not be the law

Such treatment is inhumane, cruel, and unusual punishment.
It would be an ineffective solution to the problem, as chemical castration only works while the person is undergoing treatment. There is a high likelihood of skipping or stopping treatment.

Sources


 1  Murder Sparks Demand for Chemical Castration

User Comments & Opinion

 
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2 Voted Yes

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If they could find a way to consistently administer the treatment, I would say its a good preventive measure for convicted criminals. - jennyhooah (twitter) 0
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Yep I agree totally! it will save them and the public. - _fraz_ (twitter) 0

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