Should a convicted rapist be castrated?
Two arguments exist regarding this question. For castration is as a punishment, but also to remove the ability to repeat the act. Against castration is based along the idea that rape is a crime of anger and frustration, meaning this would inevitably lead to more violent attacks on women. What do you guys think?
if you are referring to serial rapists.. YES! chemical castration seems to be the only way of stopping them. They should, first and foremost be analized by a phychologist in order to determine if they are capable of "cure". If the psychologist thinks he won't be able to stop himself, then yes.. I'm in favour of chemical castration... but keep in mind that, as a woman, I'm particularly sensitive to this subject.
This is an emotional issue. I would have to say no - but let me explain. Not all rapists are serial rapists. There are cases where someone can be convicted of rape in a case there they dated someone under age, and might not have know they were under 18. Parents get angry, press charges and the guy does down for rape.
In the case of a serial rapist, that can be proven without a doubt, yes chemical castration seems like a good remedy.
For a seriel rapist where there is no doubt that he is guilty then I would say it should be considered. But I think each case should be carefully looked at on an individual basis before such action was taken.
There are cases where a guy has been accused of rape and he did nothing of the kind, so it would need to be 100% certain that whoever is accused of this crime is definately guilty. You also get - is it 'statutory rape'? - where a man is charged with rape because of the young age of a female. Sometimes it could be quite possible that the guy had no idea that the female was so young. So again, the courts need to be absolutely sure that the guy is guilty.
I would say no to castration either physical or chemical.
I say this for several reasons. 1. There is always the likelihood of wrongful conviction. 2. There is a large body of evidence to show Rape is not a sexual crime but is motivated by power, the rapist is physically abusing the victim in any way they can, physical beatings, mental torture and sexually. Their aim is to inflict pain and subjugate the victim not always sexual gratification. 3. The crime of rape is an act of extreme violence, it should be considered in line with murder, I would not make it a Capital crime and open to a death penalty for the reason stated in reason 1, but believe a conviction could carry a penalty which includes the convicts total removal from society for their entire life.
1. That's true, but DNA evidence is never wrong.
2. Who cares if it is sexually motivated or by power? Rape is rape, there is only one way they can prevent it in the future and that's by castration.
3. If rapist is free, he will likely rape again
ms. hopewithin there are a lot of false rape claim ..what these bastards who cry false rape should get..they should also be castratrd.. and u must know dna evidence is wrong at many places..go and search about "innocent project" and shut ur mouth
I say no, because innocent people are constantly thrown in prison for crimes they did not commit. Second, our consitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
I believe that a rapist whether it be a first offense or serial, if tried and convicted with clear and convincing evidence shouldn't be allowed beyond the gates of prison. What I mean to say is... Save Men, women and children the stress of fearing that rapist of coming after them again and simply put them to death.
I would vote for chemical castration. The man isn't mutilated, and it can be reversed if he's found innocent later.
by dadibobs 5 years ago
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...
by kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago
Is it enough punishment to help safeguard our children? Not to mention our adults?As often as rape occurs, sex offenders still do less time in prison than drug traffickers.Given we know sex offenders attack primarily for the violence, and not the sexual gratification, would castration be...
by S.P. Kelly 6 years ago
Should convicted rapists be forced to undergo a permanent vasectomy to prevent unfair pregnancies?Just because they did it once, doesn't mean they will do it again. Yeah right. Like a shark smelling blood the rapist will seek another target sooner or later. It is an addiction to power and control...
by Hazel Abee 2 years ago
Opinion: Out of court settlement on rape crimeA judge at the Madras High Court allowed a man who raped a teenager in 2002 (she was 15 then) to leave jail for a mediation session. He said that in another case where he had made a similar intervention, "a happy conclusion" was reached with...
by Tony 3 years ago
Should women be blamed if they are sexually abused due to their promiscuous dressing?
by ngureco 8 years ago
Is This Good Justice If A Rapist is Allowed To Escape Criminal Prosecution By Marrying The Victim?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|