The neurobiology, neuropharmacology, and pharmacological treatment of the paraphilias and compulsive sexual behaviour. Europe InPolish President Lech Kaczynski signed a law allowing compulsory chemical castration for certain sex offenders at the end of their prison term.
We do not consider whether chemical castration should be offered to sex offenders at the point of initial sentencing, nor whether it should be offered to individuals who have never offended but are at risk of doing so. An interesting question, of course, is precisely how ethically sound our incarceration practices must be in order for it to be permissible to offer castration as an alternative.
Homeless sex offenders face additional registration hurdles.
Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Thus, we do not consider objections to our argument that rely on the presence of such side-effects. On one view, an active decrease would be one that is intended rather than merely foreseen.
Though its use has declined, surgical castration of sex offenders still occurs, including in the West. Not all sex offenders suffer from paraphilia and not all paraphiliacs are sex offenders. The restrictions that accompany registries also come at a great social cost.
For example, there is a sense in which the heroin addict who has the option of taking a shot of heroin has less autonomy than the heroin addict with no access to the drug. This is paradoxical because the very point of obtaining consent is, arguably, to protect autonomy.
In Massachusetts, for example, a registered sex offender may not operate an ice cream truck. The Illinois SOSOR Task Force, which was established by the Illinois Legislature and was composed of practitioners, law enforcement representatives, and advocates, found that the literature suggests a 5 percent sex offender recidivism rate after three years, and a 24 percent recidivism rate after 15 years.
Enrollment in mental health courts: Voluntariness, knowingness, and adjudicative competence. Recidivism and age: Follow-up data from 4, sexual offenders. There is currently no robust evidence to support this assumption Rice and Harris , , however it would be unsurprising if it were accurate, since chemical castration does attenuate sexual desires and has in some cases been shown to eliminate deviant sexual desires and behaviours Briken, Hill, and Berner However, suppose that our argument does justify offering chemical castration.
Throughout, we assume, unless specified otherwise, that chemical castration is to be offered to currently incarcerated offenders or paroled offenders as an alternative or part of an alternative to further incarceration. Scott Weiner and signed into law by Gov.