Pros And Cons Of Chemical Castration

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Chemical Castration
Mr. Roberts
Uriah Rhodes
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Prairie View A&M University Chemical Castration Outline
I. Chemical castration has become an overwhelming debate on whether sex offenders should have this option as a punishment or treatment which also gives the sex offender the ability to be released from prison.

II. While there are many pros to chemical castration, the side effects outnumber the real issue. Chemical castration goes against a person’s human rights, it also is an option the government hands out so that the offender can avoid jail, yet they are still suffering due to their health’s side effects.

III. Health/ Side Effects

a. The drug Depo-Provera (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) that are used for castrating the individuals
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And how will this justify the issues of male sex offenders from repeating their sex crimes. While there are many pros to chemical castration, the side effects outnumber the real issue. Chemical castration goes against a person’s human rights, it also is an option the government hands out so that the offender can avoid jail, yet they are still suffering due to their health’s side effects.
Chemical castration is offered to sex offenders, sex abusers, and child molesters who are serving time in prison for committing specific crimes in exchange for shorter prison time and to those who are in the process for release as time served. The process of administering a Depo-Provera injection or pill to sex offenders is to lower their testosterone levels and decrease the sexual desires to preventing them from repeating the criminal acts.
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Keith Albow spoke on the risks of the public from repeated sex offenders and in this interview Dr. Albow talked on the use of Chemical Castration to sex offenders and how this actual process underwent, whether is type of punishment would help in lowering the percentage of sex crimes in the United States or is it just a cruel way of punishing the individual by taking his manhood making him feel less of a man. When the whole time the public is looking to ways of punishing the offender with prison time and then enforcing them to treatment for this illness/disorder. (1) The questions that is still unanswered “will this chemical castration work, and will the sex offender continue the treatment once released back to the public?” And then earlier the circumstances where if the sex offender meet the criteria? Are there only certain offenders or depending on what type of sex crime, child molestation, sex abuse, rape, which one? In trying to make sure that the sex offender continues to get the injection each month or every 30 days might be impossible and unable to keep track of how many offenders are returning.
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