Russia - Pres. Medvedev suggests chemical castration for pedophiles

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  1. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    An interesting theory and discussion but I believe that it's been proven to be largely unsuccessful. The organ causing the problem is the brain not the genitalia. This certainly might help, though.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Euro...-Medvedev-suggests-it-for-Russia-s-pedophiles

    Chemical castration: Why Medvedev suggests it for Russia's pedophiles

    "President Dmitry Medvedev has called on Russian lawmakers to consider "chemical castration" for child molesters – a response to what some officials call an unprecedented wave of sexual crimes against minors. Mr. Medvedev's comments mark the first time the Kremlin has weighed in on the demands by several Duma members and family law experts for tougher penalties for convicted pedophiles.

    "Punishments should be as harsh as possible," Medvedev told a government meeting Tuesday. "The state should use all means possible, and a liberal approach here is totally unacceptable. I suggest discussion of measures including medical procedures for such individuals, including injections that would block the action of their hormones...."

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    "....But as a result of liberal legislation, Russia has become a haven for pedophiles. We need to change that; since Russia has a moratorium on the death penalty, then there should be mandatory life imprisonment for such crimes. Our society will only welcome such measures...."

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  3. Laddsy

    Laddsy New Member

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    Hear hear!
     
  4. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    I believe European studies show that castration is pretty successful. Of course it does not guarantee that an offender won't re-offend, but in general it does work. Reduction in testosterone reduces sex drive and violent tendencies.
    Of course surgical castration would work even better, because it's not reversible.
     
  5. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    Wasn't there recently a man in the US who offered to be castrated in exchange for a plea? I think we have a thread. I wonder how that turned out.

    Does anyone know if the civil commitment facilities use chemical castration? Because if they do, it's not working so well. The men at several have been caught, time and again, downloading child porn while they're supposed to be working on job skills on the computer.
     
  6. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    I do not believe that chemical castration is used in the US. At least not widely.
     
  7. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    Francis Tullier, 78, of Louisiana underwent surgical castration, at his own expense, to shorten his sentence for molesting three girls. I'm assuming he's been released. Our thread:

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130161"]Louisiana - Francis Tullier, 78, Convicted SO - Castrated - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]
     
  8. Valleyboy

    Valleyboy Grumpy Old Man..

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    Put them in an old barn full of dry hay with a vice attached to an unmovable table
    and their genitiles securely locked in the vice.

    Light the barn on fire and give them a rusty old hacksaw and let them castrate
    themselves
     

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