Hot Topic: Nursing Homes for Sex Offenders & Violent Offenders

Castration of Sex Offenders

8-27-2014 National:

Here we are pulling together another medical issue faced by some sex offenders: Castration (Physical and Chemical).

OnceFallen has a wonderful review of the issue which folks can find HERE.

A snippet
Castration of people convicted of sex offenders is the most controversial concepts in American jurisprudence. As of this writing, nine US states (California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin [2]) and a few nations (Poland, Germany, The United Kingdom, Israel, and Argentina [3]) have either laws on castration on the books or have used some form of castration as a form of sanction. Much of the public demand for castration seems to stem from our revenge-oriented society. However, issues of ethics and effectiveness surround the castration issue.

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