World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry guidelines suggest that combined psychotherapy and pharmacological therapy is associated with better efficacy compared with either treatment as monotherapy What is chemical castration?
James HamblinM. Jonathan PughUniversity of Oxford. It costs 5 million won USD 4, per person annually for medication and monitoring when leuprolide acetate injections are administered every 3 months in Korea.
The castration is intended to be voluntarily, where as for the child molesters that repeat the criminal act it should be mandatory. In Octoberthe Russian parliament approved a law that allows a court-requested forensic psychiatrist to prescribe the chemical castration of convicted sex offenders who have harmed children under the age of Public Order Offences.
So there are scientists who argue that it makes no biological sense to assume that any treatment that emulates castration would remove sex drive in men but not in women. Fahim Khan. These criminologists explain apparently lower recidivism as an artifact of men who accept chemical castration being more engaged in hiding the evidence for reoffending, and that paroling such offenders constitute a risk of releasing criminals who commit as many new crimes as others but are better at hiding it.
OUP Oxford. Chemical castration has replaced traditional surgical castration, where the testes are removed.
The drugs used in chemical castration can cause side-effects including loss of bone density, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases and weight gain. To keep the libido suppressed, treatment must be ongoing… permanently.
After the outrage following the gang rape of a woman in Delhithe Government has submitted a draft proposing chemical castration along with an imprisonment of up to 30 years for rape convicts as part of the anti-rape law in India. On May 23,a serial sex offender legally called Park in the court case was ordered by the committee to undergo this treatment after his most recent attempted offense.
The evidence on chemical castration is much less clear. In July , South Korea enacted a law allowing judges the power to sentence sex offenders who have attacked children under the age of 16 to chemical castration. Chemical castration was often seen as an easier alternative to life imprisonment or the death penalty because it allowed the release of the convicted.
Sexual crimes are a significant public health problem, efforts to prevent recidivism and protect the community are worthy, and public safety can take precedence over criminal's rights. The Clockwork Universe — Portsmouth, Hampshire. Weather Forecast.