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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    For the record, I would support the use of child molesters for ammunition testing and tissue damage certification.
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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Exploiting desperation is what you call that.
    You may call it whatever you like, if they volunteer, they volunteer.
    Something in the violent sex offender's decision tree is broken.
    If they could participate in a program that might limit future violent sex offenses,
    it may add some small symbol of value to their lives.

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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    I could care less what they do to sex offenders and I could care less about Texas.

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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    Cruel and unusual are highly subjective.

    I can't remember the topic but SCOTUS ruled something weird was OK because it was "usual".

    Those who have physically harmed others, not only children, in a cruel and unusual ,sanner are up for grabs as far as I'm concerned. I mean DIRECT harm, not drug sales or fraud.

    In some cases, prison is cruel. Stupidly, we refuse to use caning, or shaming as an alternative because the are "cruel and unusual". How stupid. There are viable alternatives to locking some people up for decades but we won't use them. What a silly policy.

    I don't mind "rewarding" prisoners for extra contributions though. Bigger cells, better food, maybe early release (depending). Maybe a nicer prison like the Federal Golf Clubs for billionaires who get busted insider trading. Medical advances and better gold handicaps! I'm a genius

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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    This article is a joke. Note the wording of "costs millions to persecute..." and other clues about how these "scum" are described.

    See link: snopes.com: Texas Scientists Given Green Light to Use Sex Offenders for Medical Research

    That aside, it would be likely be possible to get prisoner volunteers to do this. I doubt that anyone would take the risk of these folks escaping but the prison situation, if left in general population, for sex offenders is not good. I would imagine that using non-violent prisoners as volunteers, perhaps in exchange for added "good time" towards their parole date would be possible.
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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    You may call it whatever you like, if they volunteer, they volunteer.
    Something in the violent sex offender's decision tree is broken.
    If they could participate in a program that might limit future violent sex offenses,
    it may add some small symbol of value to their lives.
    You can exploit the desperate just fine and have them volunteer for it. Your so called excuse runs counter to the consensus on the topic, but even if it didn't, that is still no excuse to exploit prisoners.

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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So castrating them is fine and not acting like a savage at all, but putting them through medical experiments is savage behavior? Sorry, but WHAT?
    Does not happen often, but I thought the same thing when I read that.
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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    You may call it whatever you like, if they volunteer, they volunteer.
    Something in the violent sex offender's decision tree is broken.
    If they could participate in a program that might limit future violent sex offenses,
    it may add some small symbol of value to their lives.
    Man so many places to go on this one. I would support legitimate verifiable medical research I would not support psychological testing, nor would I pin any policy decisions on the results of psychological conclusions. Hell if I had it my way I wouldn't even allow psychological expert testimony in a court of law. It's that speculative and unscientific.


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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I just read the Snopes article. Looks like I just got punked again. LOL.

    But it's still an interesting question. Who would support this?
    support it? no
    use it as an option? yes

    personally i support the death penalty be extended to these types of offenders more often and instead of death or life id be ok with this being an option i guess.

    Be awesome to bring back public stoning and castration for these monsters though
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    Re: Texas Scientists Given Green Light To Use Sex Offenders For Medical Research

    Hmmm...if its to solely study the psychology of sexual predators....might be a good idea.

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