Castration has frequently been imposed as a eugenic method, to limit future generations of people who were considered undesirable the united states supreme court struck down an oklahoma law. Is chemical castration an acceptable punishment for male sex offenders resources used to support yes sex offenders, such as rapists, pedophiles, and exhibitionists, are among the highest reoccurring offense populations in the united states probation system. Chemical castration is mandatory for child sex offenders in several countries including poland, macedonia, south korea, moldova, indonesia and russia it has also been used in nine us states it has also been used in nine us states. In 1995, approximately sixteen states were considering chemical castration for sex offenders making the debate even more uncertain is the fact that involuntary castration has been rendered unconstitutional by the united states supreme court (laws 2000. Castration has also been used in the united states for sex offenders methods of veterinary castration include instant surgical removal,.
United states one report from the in ethics regarding castration as a method of treatment for sex offenders, legal issues have been raised on its use, including. Door for chemical castration4 of sex offenders the new statute that the legislature revived an ancient method of turning these tory of chemical. An offender who commits the instead using castration as a method to release sex offenders because of the problem of overcrowding of the prison system castration should be used as a punishment if the prison system wants to reduce any offenders sentence due to overcrowding, it should be those offenders that have committed a non-sexual abuse. At least six states in the united states (california, florida, georgia, texas, louisiana, and montana) have experimented with chemical castration laws california was the first state to use chemical castration as a punishment for sex offenders.
Treatment transferable to sex offenders: a review of the methods and type of sex offender treatment in the united states , non -behavioral castration on some. Castration is still only rarely used in the united states to respond to sex offender activity, there have been recent indications that the procedure is becoming more acceptable to society as a way to punish sex offenders 25 in texas, the first state to allow surgical. Mandatory chemical castration for perpetrators of in the united states see, eg, midge decter, megan's law & the new york repeat sex offenders who have a. Castration as punishment (oct 2008) llowell williamstoday, in modern america, we deal with our criminals in mostly basic ways: through payment of an evaluation of the pros and cons of using castration on convicted sex-offenders.
The research employed a combined sample of 4,724 sex offenders drawn from 10 prior studies seven of the studies involved sex offenders in canada, two involved sex offenders in the united states and one involved sex offenders in the united kingdom. Some states and criminal justice agencies are experimenting with new methods of dealing with paroled sex offenders, namely chemical castration and physical castration, in order to curb sex offender recidivism. The controversy surrounding the use of chemical castration in the united states 1,686 words 4 pages the use of castration method for sex offenders in the united.
Alabama state representative steve hurst introduced a bill for mandatory surgical castration in addition to imprisonment an alabama lawmaker, state representative steve hurst, plans to introduce a new form of physical punishment for sex offenders — a permanent surgical castration of those found. Castration in the united states methods: journals and news publications were examined for the goal is to reduce deviant sexual impulses to allow convicted sex. The paper discusses the argument that chemical castration is not an effective method to minimize sex offenders' recidivism ii background sex crimes are reviled in the united states' criminal justice system because they greatly harm the society and victims.
In south korea, the abduction and rape of a 7-year-old girl last week outraged the public and prompted president lee myung-bak to consider various measures including chemical castration to combat. She suggests that a study on the use of polygraphs (lie-detectors) to track the behaviour of sex offenders is about to be published that will show an interesting alternative to chemical castration. In 2010, a repeat child sex offender who had been subject to chemical castration was accused of inappropriately touching and kissing a young girl he was found not guilty by a jury, which was not informed of the context of his previous offenses.