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

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    I guess the arguement against it would be the same as those against capital punishment: what if they are innocent? Once you cut it off, it's no longer returnable, so to speak.
    That's why you only perform the procedure at the end of the prison term, so that they have time for their appeals and to lobby for an exception to be made. It is, as you say, the same as capital punishment.
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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    This sounds like a good idea to me. I think that all convicted child molesters should receive mandatory castration in addition to their prison sentences. I don't know why we aren't doing this. I've heard that sometimes pedophiles get offered castration as a way to reduce their sentence, but **** that. Just castrate all of them I say.
    Why draw the line there? Do it to rapists of women. Murderers, we could chop off their hands if they used them to fire a gun or used a knife. Or lop off their feet if they kicked a person to death.

    I see no logic in what you say. If it's about revenge, then I can see how you arrive at what you think. But as preventitive measures so they don't do it again, that doesn't make sense. It's not about their penis, it's about their screwed up heads. Cut it off and possibly make them loopier than they already were.

    Rehabilitation / therapy not such popular words for many, but far more constructive (for the greater society) than to chop off body parts.

    I watched a doco today about very small children in a hospital who'd lost fingers and hands and legs to land mines. They were trying to hold the kites the doctors had bought them between their arms cos they had no hands...

    Who made those land mines? That wrecked the lives of these precious children? What can we chop off of them so they won't make land mines again.

    We would be very busy lopping off body parts all over the place. Children are treated horrendously in so many ways - in so many different ways.

    I find the premise in the OP of no genuine use to anything.

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

    I'm not for it because currently a guy who is drunk and pees in an alley is put on the sex offender list. So are 18-year-olds who sleep with their 15-year-old girlfriends. And then there's people with mental health conditions who may not be aware of their actions, especially if they don't get treatment for their conditions.

    Until we have a more nuanced approached to our sex offender laws, I don't advocate such a sweeping and drastic punishment for them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Until we have a more nuanced approached to our sex offender laws, I don't advocate such a sweeping and drastic punishment for them.
    This, I agree with. Our laws are in a terrible state when it concerns so-called "sex offenses".

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

    Why waste time & money, execute them......

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    That's why you only perform the procedure at the end of the prison term, so that they have time for their appeals and to lobby for an exception to be made. It is, as you say, the same as capital punishment.
    Who is "they"?
    A 25 year old guy who has a 17 year old as a girlfriend is committing an offense and is in legal terms a pedo in some states.
    You want to cut his gonads off?
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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    often it is not a purely sexual thing, it can be more about power and control, or something like that.

    and how would you go about castrating female child molesters?

    so i dont think castrating all would be a good idea, only those whose motivations are mostly sexual

    To the bolded - female castration is simple and happens all the time in certain cultures.

    Would castration end a ****ed up person's disgusting obcession? No

    I say that if they can't care for children - they are incapable of functioning as a normal human and either 1) should never be released from prison. 2) should be put to death (for more extreme cases this is highly favorable) 3) well - one and two are good enough.

    Far too often many people simply don't realize how much damage (mental, emotional, etc) can be done to a child which can last their entire life - leading to future problems with their spouse, children and other things in life.

    A pedophile going to jail for only a short while is nothing in comparison to a lifetime of psychological issues - everything from the inability to trust others to more extreme things such as depression, paranoia and just an overall erosion of certain comforts.
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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by roderic View Post
    Who is "they"?
    A 25 year old guy who has a 17 year old as a girlfriend is committing an offense and is in legal terms a pedo in some states.
    You want to cut his gonads off?
    Not true, but it could be stauatory rape.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roderic View Post
    Who is "they"?
    A 25 year old guy who has a 17 year old as a girlfriend is committing an offense and is in legal terms a pedo in some states.
    You want to cut his gonads off?
    Obviously that's not the same as Uncle Freak raping his Neice.

    I feel that some laws and things are imbalanced - and statutory rape being considered pedophilia is one of them. . .They need to give more weight to consent of the younger participant and their overall other factors (maturity, etc).
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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Obviously that's not the same as Uncle Freak raping his Neice.

    I feel that some laws and things are imbalanced - and statutory rape being considered pedophilia is one of them. . .They need to give more weight to consent of the younger participant and their overall other factors (maturity, etc).
    ....I think that until our current system of laws stops putting people like Genarlow Wilson in prison for 10 years simply because they had sex with somebody a few years younger than them, we should hold off on medieval torture techniques and stick to jail sentences.
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