castration Essay

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Should Chemical Castration be performed on Sex Offenders?      Okay suppose your five-year-old daughter was brutally attacked and raped by a known sex offender, would you rather the offender to be sentenced to a few years in prison, only to get out and destroy another innocent victim’s life or have them chemically castrated? Chemical castration is the process of injecting male sex offenders’ female hormones to eliminate their sex drive. Honestly until someone is in the position; how can they say that it should or should not be performed on these offenders.      Growing up there was a family up the road that we all considered a little strange and even scared to go around. When we became…show more content…
     According to Justice Minister John Hatzistergos, “Chemical castrations is nonsense and does not work properly because it only treats the physical urge”. However, for 94.7% of treated heterosexuals to have no repeat offenses in 17 years is substantial. An article in the Crime Times a study in Germany compared 99 surgically castrated individuals and 35 non-castrated individuals for 10 years after release. The recidivism rate for the castrated men was 3% compared to 46% non-castrated men. These are VERY substantial numbers and even though surgical castration is more severe the end results for chemical vs. surgical are very similar, and a very good argument can be made for the humanity of chemical castration. The researchers report that all of their subjects showed marked reductions in outward- directed anger during the experiment, while half exhibited reductions in anxiety and sexual desire. This suggests, they say, "Measures of outward-directed anger are most sensitive to small reductions in circulating testosterone concentrations." In some states, prisoners have begged the states to chemically castrate them with the states actually refusing. In Texas, Larry Don McQuay begged the state to give him the drug stating that he had molested some 200 children and would do it again if he were released. Johns Hopkins University found a recidivism rate of 65%
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