While most states within the United States do not allow castration (and instead impose jail sentences on offenders), there are some states that do. California is one state that allows the use of chemical castration as a punishment for those who are guilty of serious sex offences against children. California law states that anyone convicted of child molestation with a minor under the age of 13 can be treated with chemical castration and that they cannot reject the treatment. There are at least 8 other states that allow chemical castration within their laws, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Lousiana, Montana, Oregon, Texan, and Wisconsin. While Canada does not allow castration and instead believes in rehabilitation, rehabilitation programs do not seem to have a significant impact on preventing sexual predators. I think that chemical/physical castration is something that should seriously be considered and enacted into law. Given the fact that many sexual offenders do reoffend (even after undergoing rehabilitation) and endanger the rights and safety of their victims, castration should be an established punishment. Jail sentences are not enough – more needs to be done. Furthermore, not only should castration be used against child sex offenders, it should also be used against rapists. No innocent human being should have to live in danger of having their fundamental rights violated by a sexual predator. The harsher the punishment, the less the chances of people having their bodies be inhumanely violated.
Here is an interesting video discussing the use of castration:
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