Just learned the difference between maliscous castration and nonmalicious castration. It all comes down to the intent not the volume of the OUCH..

http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/enter...t/10636224.htm

"Finer points of the law

In Durham, N.C., in December, gang member Robert D. Johnson was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting off the genitals of a fellow Blood who was trying to leave the group. The jury rejected an even harsher penalty, for "malicious castration," settling on "nonmalicious castration" because of evidence that Johnson actually shot the man in the leg but that the bullet just happened to exit his thigh and hit his penis."