Might I suggest a couple of sturdy river stones would be cheaper

The Aussies are investigating whether or not they should chemically castrate pedo scumbags.

A new government task force in Australia is considering whether to force child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration as a judicial alternative to prison sentencing.

Western Australia and Victoria courts have the authority to mandate libido-reduction treatment for sex offenders who are deemed particularly dangerous while they’re in prison, as part of the conditions of their release.

In New South Wales (NSW), the location of this new task force, convicted child sex offenders can volunteer to undergo the treatment. ?

But Troy Grant, the NSW justice minister, is pushing to make chemical castration compulsory for child sex offenders because of the high recidivism rates among sex offenders. ?On Wednesday he announced the?establishment of the?task force in order?to “examine and inform the Government on how we can improve child protection through the increased use of anti-libinal treatment, which is commonly known as chemical castration,” he?told Australia’s Australian Broadcasting?Corporation.

Grant says statistics show that 17 percent of child sex offenders were likely to reoffend in two years, regardless of time spent behind bars. Grant does not specify what kind of criminal offenses previously convicted sex offenders are committing.

According to a report by the Australian Institute of Criminology, 30 percent of Australian children report some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime. Ten percent say they experienced “severe abuse.”

Chemical castration ?or “anti-libidinal psychopharmacological intervention” ? isn’t anything new. It been used since at least the?1950s,?sometimes controversially, as a treatment for punishing homosexuals and other sexual deviants, the most famous victim of which was Alan Turing, the British mathematician who broke the Nazi’s Enigma code and who killed himself after being chemically castrated. It has been used?more?recently in some countries as a punishment and treatment for convicted sex offenders and pedophiles.

Chemical castration makes the patient impotent by dramatically reducing their testosterone levels to match those of a prepubescent boy. Clinicians usually prescribe anti-androgen drugs, like?Depo-Provera,?which are commonly administered by an?injection that lasts for several months,?to lower the man’s libido. Chemical castration isn’t permanent ? the course of treatment can be stopped and sexual desire will return.

Knocking their nuts off with a couple of sturdy river stones would work far better I think.

And it would be cheaper too.


– VICE News