Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Crime and Punishment

No Right Turn argues against chemical castration of sex offenders.

At present NZ mental health laws allow the forcible (chemical) treatment of particular individuals who suffer from a mental illness and who are considered to be a risk to themselves or others. Chemical castration could be seen as an extention of this.

Also, it may be offered as a choice - spend the rest of your life behind bars or live in the community on condition that you are chemically treated.

Paedophiles generally do not respond to rehabilitation, they will remain a risk for their entire lives.

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