If passed, a bill sponsored by rep rick west would allow chemical castration of sex offenders in oklahoma. A few states, including california and florida, permit convicted sex offenders to be injected with depo provera, an fda-approved birth control drug often called. The treatment of sex offenders - castration page for the council on sex offender treatment at the texas department of state health services. Castration of sex offenders: prisoners' rights versus public safety charles l scott, md, and trent holmberg, md sexual victimization of children and adults is a significant treatment and public policy problem in the united states.
Oklahoma city — a republican lawmaker is pushing to add oklahoma to the list of states in which so-called chemical castration is an option for certain sex. Whether castration can help to rehabilitate violent sex offenders has come under close scrutiny after the council of europe's anti-torture committee last month called it invasive, irreversible. Chemical castration of all repeat sex offenders with physical castration as an alternative which the offender may elect if they refuse to take the. Even more dubious is the notion that the threat of castration would be effective in deterring mentally disordered sex offenders people whose criminal behavior is a product of a mental disorder are not influenced by the prospect of punishment.
Recidivism of sex offenders may 2001 introduction the criminal justice system manages most convicted sex offenders with some combination of incarceration, community supervision, and specialized treatment (knopp, freeman-longo, and stevenson, 1992. Increasingly severe sex offender laws nationwide are convincing some criminals to take drastic measures in an effort to prove they are fit for society — even resorting to a treatment so brutal. Castration of sex offenders: prisoners' rights versus public safety ucla csw ucla center for the study of women, 1500 public affairs building, box 957222. Nevertheless, the question of whether castrating sex offenders can ever be an appropriate societal response is widely debate the czech republic was one of the first countries to legalize chemical castration.
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. What should be done with sex offenders who are not prison guards, cops or priests is an emotionally-charged issue most states have adopted some form of civil commitment, but others have adopted the more drastic option of chemical and surgical castration an incarcerated louisiana child molester. Alabama representative steve hurst has filed a bill that would require surgical castration of adult sex offenders who target children hb365 would force sex. Kazakhstan paedophile to be chemically castrated after country introduces new punishment for sex offenders the punishment for sex offenders was introduced earlier this year.
Castration, for example, might satisfy the public's appetite for revenge, but it has a limited value as a cure because compulsive sex offenders are motivated not only by sex, but also by aggression and impulsivity. An alabama lawmaker is seeking to offer pedophiles an alternative to prison: castration since 2011, state rep steve hurst has proposed that sex offenders be either chemically or surgically castrated, but now he wants them to pay for it too hurst has filed legislation that would legally require. Sex offenders in oklahoma could face chemical castration under a new bill proposed by republican state representative rick west if it passes, the legislation could require some convicted sex.
Of particular note is the czech republic, who have a program to surgically castrate sex offenders, physically removing portions of their genitalia in a permanent attempt to prevent further wrongdoing. Can castration (surgical or chemical) be used as an effective and legal solution for sex offenders i'll start with sharing this article can. For the first time in asia, in july 2011, korea introduced using chemical castration on sexual offenders under the current law, perpetrators of sexual crimes against minors aged less than 16 yr are subject to chemical castration there have been growing calls for tougher punishment against sexual. There are reports that 100 sex offenders have undergone chemical treatment to suppress their testosterone levels does this reduce reoffending polly curtis, with your help, finds out.