Should a convicted rapist be chemically or physically castrated, or does the current system work?
The argument against castrating a convicted rapist, is that the act itself is a product of anger and frustration, castrating them would probably lead to more murders.
The argument for castration is that if a man who rapes women and children has his bits removed, or chemically reduced, he no longer poses a threat.
What do you guys think?
I believe they should be castrated,think of the pain their victims went through.
I think we need to reform the current system to focus on restorative justice and rehabilitation. The most severe cases should receive life in prison. Personally, I fail to see how hurting someone that hurts someone else improves society. That does not excuse the actions of rapists. It is the belief that two wrongs do not change what happened and do not make a right.
I wouldn't see the act of castration as a punishment, more as a means to prevent the rapist from subjecting another woman to the same ordeal. Many rapists go on to repeat their actions. If they are chemically or physically unable to do so, the rape surely can not be repeated.
In relation to your other question on this topic, since it won't let me answer twice there, I do not think any chemical made to reduce libido would work because libido is about sex drive. Rape is not about sex. It's about power and domination. Sex is just the method used to achieve dominance and assert power. Yes, it is a sexual act and the monster perpetrating it gets off on it for lack of a better term. I think, however, that any drug that reduced libido would not work for the sick need such a depraved act fulfills goes way beyond simple sex drive. It's a hunger to commit evil upon another. The act could and would still be perpetrated and most likely more often and to a more intense degree of depravity because the "getting off part" would be missing. It would be like a junkie that just keeps doing more and more to get high but can't ever get high enough to be satiated.
Just one lineof action in this case will not suffice. A rapist is a mentally sick person foremost. So he has to have a psychological counselling done along with some physical discliplining not by physical castration, though that may appear to be the easiest solution. The physical castration may make himstrike back in revenge in other forms on the victims. Chemical castration without the rapists knowledge would probably be ok.
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