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Thread: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    I understand that people are particularly disgusted by this kind of crime, as am I, but the arguments that you should lock them up forever because they are very likely to do it again could apply to just about any crime.
    Recidivism for child molesters is very high.
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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Recidivism for child molesters is very high.
    Recidivism for some other crimes is very high too. Drugs, prostitution, burglary...

    But thanks for bringing up a new point - the idea that we should, or legally can, imprison someone because they might commit a crime in the future.

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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    But thanks for bringing up a new point - the idea that we should, or legally can, imprison someone because they might commit a crime in the future.
    When the reason we suspect they might commit a crime in the future is because they've already been convicted of the same crime in the past... Hell, isn't that the whole point of locking people up for committing crimes? To stop them from doing it again?

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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    When the reason we suspect they might commit a crime in the future is because they've already been convicted of the same crime in the past... Hell, isn't that the whole point of locking people up for committing crimes? To stop them from doing it again?
    No, it's not. I can't believe I have to explain this. But hey, you think a member of my family isn't human enough to live, so I'm not surprised.

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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Forcible rape by strangers isn't that common. Normally it is by one the child knows and the child thought he was playing when it suddenly went way over the limit and ended up in rape. Sometimes the child even thinks it's normal and that she should play along.

    It would be horrible if that happend to my child, and I would probably hate the person who did it. What parent wouldn't? But I am a strong believer in a second chance. Some people screw up with minor offences. Some people do horrible stuff, like rape and murder but I still believe people should get a second chance after prison. You must also remember that this person could be innocent. Many people who get sentenced to prison is innocent and hasn't done anything wrong.

    Although, if he murders the child after he rapes her, then you have breached my limit. Then you should get a death penalty.
    because really, raping a child could happen to anyone...Perhaps he just fell into her.


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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    Why don't you guys distingush between first time offenders and the ones who do it over and over again? There is no way I support castration for first timers, because I believe everyone should get a second chance. (and it may not even work) Of course they should end up in prison, but after their sentence they should be given another chance. People do stupid stuff once in a while.

    You must remember that the pedophile may be innocent or he may be hiding his gay feeling. The monsters are the ones who do it again.
    first timers are usually just people who got caught for the first time.

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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Recidivism for some other crimes is very high too. Drugs, prostitution, burglary...

    But thanks for bringing up a new point - the idea that we should, or legally can, imprison someone because they might commit a crime in the future.
    The difference is that child molestation is linked to what is (based upon our current knowledge) an uncurable mental illness. Child molesters do not stop with one victim. So, releasing them from prison almost guarantees that there will be future victims of this crime.

    Furthermore, many child molesters were themselves molested. So, not only do they create future victims, but future predators.

    To break the cycle, they should never be allowed to leave the prison setting.

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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    But thanks for bringing up a new point - the idea that we should, or legally can, imprison someone because they might commit a crime in the future.
    The sentence always takes into consideration the seriousness of the crime. Short of a 1st degree homicide, I have a hard time thinking of a crime that is more serious than raping a small child. Just like people who commit homicide often get LWOP, so should child molesters.

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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Maybe we should lock convicted Pedo's up for life, put them in a secure cell with a big window over looking the playground of a junior school.
    I'd prefer for them to be in a cell with photos of their vicims on the walls.

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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I know that this tends to happen in African and Middle Eastern areas. I once read a news article of an 80-year-old man who married a 12-year-old as his fourth wife.

    But then again women don't have the same expectations as they do in the U.S. Here, they are expected to have job skills and a career of their own to pursue while their children are off at school. In those societies, women are expected to bear children for their husband and keep house. Parents also marry their girls off young because they don't want to bear the cost of feeding them any more.
    So, are you suggesting that this is way of life that we should imitate, and that it justifies a 70 year old man having sex with a 12 year old?

    Just seeking clarification. Because that's what it sounds like.
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