Should repeat sex-offenders be physically castrated?
Wow. These results surprised me. Harsh world we live in :/ I mean I understand the crime is horrendous..but really? Do we need to castrate people as a "legal punishment"? My opinion is no..
It prevents it with fear. They would be less likely to take the risk if threatened with physical castration.
I'm sorry, what does that word mean?
Just bc someone commits a crime which is viewed as immoral doesn't mean we get to be inhumane. You can become a registered sex offender from peeing in public. Does that infer they be castrated for the crime?!
If only I knew what that meant, I might just change my Answer
If it was your child or wife you would never say no.
I want the bastard decapitated
whats the point? Castration does not take away the desire.
It greatly lowers the desire.
No, but it takes away the means!
Remove the prime weapon.
Unfortunately, castration has shown ineffective to stop abuse. Horrible people just end up using objects instead
Define "offender" first! For some serious crimes, it might be of consideration to have a "choose from jail, deportation, or castration" sentence (where the accused decides), but "offender" is a broad term, and castration should never be mandatory as it is irreversible.
Deport them? That's like moving priests around so that they can molest kids in another town. Why would we give them an option where they're not punished and can continue their ways unchecked?
Hmm, good point. To me, deportation would be awful, but to a violent criminal, it might be a good thing. So nix the deportation choice. I'm still strongly against violence even towards violent criminals (unless it is the only way to stop them from being violent) so I'm against forced castration.
HE'LL NO! They better not castrate me or I'll sue them for every penny.
Then don't sexually abuse anyone. It's not difficult
Yes, take away their chance to hurt more people
What about females in this scenario? How are they going to be castrated?
It amazes me that in this day of free information and smart phones that there are still people who don't know about female genital mutilation. Phenomenal.
The ovaries are removed in female castration.
Ask radical Muslims who remove or cauterize (burn!) the cli-t-oris as a way to prevent women from experiencing physical pleasure. Who's waging the war on women?
Not all sex offenders are males. So how we gonna castrate a female?
That's why I said no. Several medications can chemically castrate both.
Female castration is the removal of her ovaries.
No female castration would be genital mutilation. Anyone ever heard of a clitoris? Anybody?
Sprok- look up the definition of castration.
Definition aside, the POINT of the castration is to make rape in pleasurable, yes? I'm ignoring the fact that women almost never rape, but in the instance that they did, making her infertile isn't going to make rape less enjoyable is it?
Spork - castration lowers the physical desires of sex. Men keep the penis but balls are removed. Women keep their clit but ovaries are removed.
Look up chemical castration. I learned a lot in 3 mins :)
honestly..this is gonna sound bad but this should be a street justice offence.. turn him over to the victims family and save court time and money
As much as I'm aware that it wouldn't really help, I still think that its an appropriate punishment along with other things.
You are assuming that all sexual abusers are male!!
Fine, make the women wear chastity belts?
most are. all I hear of for females are the few teachers hooking up with students
...I just don't understand this sentiment. 99% of rapists and sex offenders are not female.
This thread is basically 100s of people fighting over who can be the MOST outraged.
Studies have shown that does not take away the deviant desires, they will still find a way to continue. In all my years in law enf., I never saw a sexual offender rehabilitated, they usually get worse! I think it should be a life sentence or death.
I think they should be announced as one to prisoners and have the guards turn their back
Yea, lets do that. Fking idiot.
It doesn't matter the brain is the problem.
I think it's like an addiction, totally compelling, horribly sneaky, deviant, devastating for the victim and untreatable.
I don't think I would respect that
There is medical castration... But it depends on the severity of the crime. Public urination, no. Multiple rape assaults then yes. And public urination will get u on the registry, at least in Iowa it will.
repeat offenders should be considered when being convicted again. I have seen cases where a woman will accuse her boyfriend of rape to try to get out of a relationship. so repeat offenders yes but first offense no
Put them in general population not protective custody fellow inmates will see they never hurt another child
That's only child molesters. Criminals are perfectly ok with sexual assault as long as the victim is grown.
It probably depends on who is in the cell block.
"Traditional" criminals like robbers, burglars, might have a code of honor that makes them protective towards women so rapists may have a hard time, too.
If it's mainly pimps, human traffickers and child pornographers, they won't give a hoot.
No. Child molesters get put in segregation. Rapists go in gen pop. Because in general, rape is acceptable in prison. Their "moral code" isn't that of an intelligent group of people.
They should be severely punished, but castration is just plain cruel and unusual (and therefore unconstitutional). And I agree that castrating them will lead them to conduct more severe crimes. Therefore, I believe they should do more jail time or be sent to treatment instead.
Cruel & Unusual??
Tell that to the women they raped..
Clearly you don't know any victims..
Yes it is unusual.
They should be hung from the nearest tree
That would be unconstitutional per the "cruel punishment" prohibition. However, execution is ok :)
"off with their heads" can be taken multiple ways!
Repeat Rapist = Castration. Barbaric crime; barbaric sentence. ;-)
Hang 'em high!
A lot of people are asking if rape is worse than murder, and if the punishments are to be equalled.
As someone who has lived with lifetime consequences of rape, I often wished he would have killed me too, it would have been less painful. My rapist stole my virginity, my fertility, my innocence,
My trust in mankind. Is it too much to ask that we take something from him?
Comparing rape to a common thief is so unfair. I don't agree with cutting the hands off a person for stealing a car, but I do agree with castration of a repeat sexual offender. I never get to forget that day, why should he
I'll never know how horrible that must be. That being said, vengeance for a personal wrong won't give you
a single one of those things back. Its either a good idea on its own or not. Hope you have some happiness.
Jheathfam, I am doing well in my life now. It took many years to be able to say that. I am generally not a vengeful person. Several years ago, I came to the conclusion that for him to do something so violent, he must have had a really bad shake in life. I do think that taking away sexual ability
could prevent future rapes. It needs to be combined with serious therapy and prison time to be truly successful.
We use salt petre on soldiers in basic training to take away their sex drive and keep them focused. I don't see how that is cruel and unusual punishment at all for sex offenders.
why wait for them to repeat.. first strike cut them puppies out and make a necklace for the
That's just...fking gross.
Until 2003 (Lawrence vs. Texas) homosexuals were considered sex offenders, and the Supreme Court agreed twice before that it was constitutional. Too bad we didn't sodomize them too, right?
I meant castrate, not sodomize... Tired sorry..
As much as the vengeful side of me wants to say yes, I'd never consider it unless it was chemical castration. And then, only if it actually reduced the chances they'd commit another sexual crime. I've heard it works for some, but on the other hand rape is about power and humiliation, not sex.
Amputating sexual organs probably falls under cruel and unusual.
Hey should be killed
What did Hey ever do to you?
That job would be awful
Logically it's a great idea. Constitutionally however, not so much.
All it does is insure that their next victim will not get pregnant. It does nothing to stop them from commuting a crime.
I think the idea would be that they wouldn't have a problem with "urges".
No, taking their car would prevent them from "commuting"
Castration should be the minimum.
Open air prisons in Death Valley. No shelter, shade, amenities. For repeat and sadistic men/women only. Kinda like the terror and hopelessness their victims feel right before they die.
For people who are true, proven child molesters (guy in Vegas who recorded himself raping a toddler), the only humane sentence is death. We have no way to reform them, so prison is useless, and they could still find ways to victimize kids after castration.
The fact that people are making points to back up sex offenders is the reason people in this country keep getting attacked. When do you draw the line with repeat offenses? At some point you need to learn from your mistakes
I vote on physically... Beheaded
no way should the gov have the right to do this. public executions would have a much more effective result on the population.
Where'd my earlier comment go? I can't find it. Aaaargh.
Cruel and unusual. No no no
I'd say that falls under "cruel and unusual". IMO.
Yeah but raping a child isn't cruel? or unusual? When will everyone learn? At what point do we draw the line? In your opinion, what needs to happen to these people?
As much as I'd love to say yes it's just too barbaric. People are all shocked that in some places, thieves would have their hands cut off, but it's the same concept really. Get rid of the cause of the problem. However it could potentially lead to more sexual harassment
The crime is equally barbaric, so why not?
Whoa whoa whoa... Honeybadger, are you saying that rape and telling a woman she has a nice ass are the same?!?
then just cut off the whole thing
I'm talking about the crime of rape. Where the hell did you get "catcalls require castration" from?
Ahh... Gotcha... I thought you were referring to "could lead to more sexual harassment". My mistake... Derp
It's all good. Lol
With no pain killers!
How do you castrate a woman?
You could spay them like a cat.
Women are the worst offenders!!! They wear clothes too tight - too small - they show all their shit then wonder why they are abused..............keep it clean ladies and there won't be a problem!!!!!
Even women who dress conservatively are still targeted. So maybe it's not the women. Maybe it's the men who can't keep it in their pants.
You are just blaming the victim. What about the infants and toddlers? Diapers too sexy for you?
Uh. No. Really? Those little boys were asking for it! In their shorts with their cute little butts. Do you hear yourself? You're a troll aren't you? Real people aren't still that stupid. Right?