posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 10:18 PM
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by Forgoten_Whisper
Geez, the poor kids
What a sick industry that seems to only stay strong. I think examples should be made of these criminals that may deter others to some degree.
Chemical castration with an X tattooed on their forehead and maybe sent to an island where all pedophiles go and they can just survive amongst each
First of all, deterrents don't work for crime. Compulsory criminals never think will get caught, so never truly consider the punishment.
Second, that is a barbaric punishment worthy of a dystopian 1984-like society.
Third, these pedophiles are people who are SICK. Considering them sub-human or completely beyond any hope of remediation is not rational and certainly
Fourth, if you start a precedent like that, you introduce an acceptance of brutality into the minds of the public. It is precisely that sort of schism
which allows good people to justify horrible things. Obama supporters love the idea of peace and democracy, but don't care that his policies are
directly responsible for the deaths of more children than pedophiles abuse 100 times over.
Fifth - you're completely ignoring that a significant percentage of these prisoners are wrongfully convicted. You can't ever justify punishing the
"Civilization can be seen in the way it treats its prisoners.". - Dostoyevsky
edit on 3-1-2013 by Son of Will because: (no reason given)