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-1Scalise, M. Issue #2- Castration of Serious Sex Offenders 1
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When looking at the many ongoing problems in our country today, more and more often we hear of amber alerts for missing children and see on the news, horrific stories of sex offenders, and the countless reports of women and children getting raped. Even after the accessibility of the internet, the number of sex offenses have skyrocketed. The issue I am presenting is the issue of castrating serious sex offenders Through out this paper, I plan to inform you of the process of how castration is administered, discuss the instances that have occurred where castration has been considered and even made into legislature, the problems that it imposes and discuss my stand point as to why I feel that castration of sex offenders is in fact wrong. I want to be clear when saying that I am not making light of serious sex offenders, I am just stating the fact that they are entitled to the same rights that ‘we all hold truth to ourselves‘. For those of you who may be unaware of what the term castration means, the Webster dictionary defines it as the deprivation or simply the removal of either the testes or the ovaries of an individual. There is the simple route of administration, surgery and there have been breakthroughs in chemical administration of castration. One chemical created, Depo-Provera (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) has been studied on rats to ‘castrate’. In 1996, California was the first state to pass a requirement for castration of second time offenders, or for the molestation of any child under the age of thirteen
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course CJ 200 taught by Professor Egbo during the Spring '08 term at Edinboro.

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