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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 Catz Part Deux View Post
    In my opinion, child molesters (people who have repeatedly sexually abused young children under the age of pubescence) should never be released from prison. We do not have an effective treatment modality for ensuring that child molesters do not repeat their offenses, and their crime causes horrific emotional and physical damage to the victims that often cannot be repaired.

    In some ways, child molestation is worse than homicide because the victims suffer the effects of the crime forever. The victim of a homicide suffers briefly and then doesn't suffer anymore.
    ^^ This.

    No need to resort to castration chemical or otherwise. Just keep them in jail for life. Child rapists are a threat to the most vulnerable elements of society and that threat should be removed, permanently.
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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.
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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    what about the offenders family?
    The offender family has no say whatsoever. That's my justice. It's a good thing I'm not a judge, no?

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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.
    Some innocent people finish their sentences. One doesn't have to do with the others.

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

    No, simply because it wouldn't do anything, any more than it would stop rapists from raping. It's a power-game, not necessarily a sexual thing. Take away their ability to have sexual power and they'll just go at it a different way. There are plenty of cases where people have been castrated and still continue to rape or molest because that's the way their minds are miswired.
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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    Does castration prevent a person from getting an erection, or just from ---well you know.
    It doesn't always prevent sexual urges or erections or orgasm or ejaculation. A eunuch can have a normal sex life, especially if given hormone therapy. The testicles are responsible for testosterone production, which is a factor in all these things, but obviously not the only factor. The only thing castration really prevents is pregnancy.
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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.
    I agree with you completely, and anyone that REALLY cares about the welfare of children should agree with you. The fact that numerous repeat sex offendors often do worse, kidnap and kill the poor child, is one too many times for me. Children are completely defenseless. Someone has to make a stand to protect them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by azura28 View Post
    Children are completely defenseless. Someone has to make a stand to protect them.
    We should protect them by permanently incarcerating child molesters, rather than giving them an opportunity to access new victims in the community.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by azura28 View Post
    I agree with you completely, and anyone that REALLY cares about the welfare of children should agree with you.
    So if someone disagrees with your moral stance, which biologically doesn't work, that proves they don't care about the welfare of children? No.
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    Re: Should all child molesters be castrated before leaving prison?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    So if someone disagrees with your moral stance, which biologically doesn't work, that proves they don't care about the welfare of children? No.
    Seriously. Castration will not solve the problem of child molestation. It's a "feel good" measure with little rational thought behind it.

    Sure it would feel good to cut the penis off someone who rapes little girls. Are you going to cut off his fingers, hands, lips, and tongue, too?

    And, what about women who molest little boys? Going to cut off their breasts?
    Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 02-03-10 at 02:17 PM.

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