July 13, 2011
Should Sex Offenders Be Castrated?
Each year in the United States, the crime rate for sex offending rises. There have been several discussions about the way the law should punish the offender, such as jail time, having to register themselves as sex offenders to even have castration. Jail time might temporarily work, but its not completely effective. Registering themselves is still harmful to society. It’s not taking them out of their own game in any way. Castration would solve almost every problem sex offenders have. Choosing castration as the main punishment would consist of making it a state law everywhere, it would supply the offender and victims with freedom knowing they cannot harm or be harmed, and would be the suitable punishment for such a crime. Castration should be made a law in every state to prevent re-offending. “Eight states allow castration of sex offenders, they are: California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin.”(Norman-Eady n.p). If it was made a law in every state to two-time offenders there would be less crime rate because they would have no alternate punishment. “Castration laws in five states only apply to offenders convicted of sex offences against minors and women.”(n.p). The punishment of castration is not crazy to consider, think about what the victims had to experience and get over. Pro-choice people think it is wrong to give such a harsh punishment to people who don’t believe in castration. Some say it’s against their religion and do not agree with the thought of castration laws in every state. They say jail time works just as good as castration because if they are in jail they cannot harm people. “Opponents argue that the side effects of chemical castration consist of life threatening blood clots and serious allergic reactions are reason for not passing that law.”(n.p). “Others have argued unsuccessfully that forced castration violates...