posted on May, 8 2010 @ 11:28 AM
Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by MKULTRA
Do they not fear the current laws? Or are they just driven to do the acts? What is missing in their make-up that allows them to think it is okay to
do the terrible acts?
Do you think Chemicle Castration would help? In any way? Would that be enough fear to abide by the law and/or control their urges?
Those that I've spoken to are in perpetual fear of the current laws- but I'm talking about people who have already been convicted and sentenced.
Some people who have committed a sexual offense are not aware of the laws. For instance, each state in the US has a different "age of consent" law.
This refers to the chronological age of sexual consent-- at what age is someone legally capable of making a decision about their sexual partner.
Some sex offenders have been convicted of statutory rape because they were 4 years older than their victim, and even though the sex was agreed upon by
both parties, the victim's age was a couple months below the age of consent in that jurisdiction.
As far as your question about "what is missing in their make-up?", I suspect you are referring to predatory adult or juvenile sex offenders who have
committed a sexual offense against a child, or committed the crime of aggressive (not statutory) rape. For these people, generally I've found that
there was a history of stressors that increased in frequency in the months and days leading up to the first crime.
These stressors lead to a breakdown of their ability to make rational choices, and may make it more likely that they take advantage of facilitators
(such as alcohol, drugs, masturbation, and pornography). These facilitators then make it easier for them to over-ride the awareness that their
behavior is illegal and harmful and damaging to the victim because the focus of all of these facilitators is on self-gratification.
It is true that some of the predatory sex offenders do not seem to have the capacity to experience empathy. Some of these types of offenders have
themselves experienced sexual abuse in their past. A critical component to any treatment designed to reduce their likelihood of re-offending should
focus on developing or teaching empathy through the modality of victim identification.
Your question about chemical (or even physical) castration is quite appropriate. Some sex offenders have actually made the choice to be castrated.
Castration does eliminate the physiological aspects of sexual arousal, but does not prevent someone from having cognitive impulses and fantasies.