Is chemical castration as a punishment for rapists and sex offenders an effective method?

Surgical or chemical castration in exchange for less prison time: Is it justice for rape victims or justice for rapists
 
DELHI, India - July 18, 2022 - PRLog -- Many of us always think that death should be the only punishment for committing a sexual offence or something harsher that will have a deterrent effect on perpetrators. Why not, since it is one of the most heinous crimes, we all can think of.

However, not every rapist gets any punishment as it sometimes depends entirely on their caste, religion, social status, and emotional attachment to the system, especially in India.

Sex offences should be taken very seriously, particularly because they often are committed by individuals with serious mental health issues. There are multiple sex offences, such as indecent exposure, statutory rape, rape and other violent and sexual assault crimes. So, in some cases, the option of surgical or chemical castration for sex offenders can be considered but is it worth it, that is the real deal.

In some Islamic countries: Castration is followed and, surprisingly, in many cases, even the victim is punished.

INDIA AND ITS STATE OF AFFAIRS

Feminists in India have been demanding the death penalty for every rape crime or sexual assault. Surprisingly, rape punishment only applies to poor or middle-class men in India. Powerful/rich men with high profile status always get away by bribing corrupt police/justice systems, or in such cases, the matter or the cases never even comes up as it is buried every time, according to the multiple news reports and sources.

There are several reasons why the Indian government is not introducing chemical castration against sexual crimes even after the fact that it is already being employed in other countries as the numbers of crimes against children are still rising. Despite the introduction of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act in 2012, from 2012 to 2014, the number of reported sexual crimes against children increased from 38,172 to more than 89,423 and the conviction rates for such crimes, are as low as 2.4%.

WHAT IS CHEMICAL CASTRATION?
Castration whether surgical or chemical, is a medical process or action using oral medicines or injections, by which the testicles of a male become defunct as it involves the administration of certain drugs that reduce a recipient's libido and as result, their sexual activity also reduces.

COUNTRIES THAT ALLOW CHEMICAL CASTRATION

In May 2016, The New York Times reported that several countries use chemical castration on sex offenders, often in return for reduced sentences.

* THE CZECH REPUBLIC

* UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

* INDONESIA


Other countries that have adopted chemical castration as punishment for sex offenders are Ukraine, Germany, South Korea, the Nordic and Scandinavian countries, Poland, Russia, along with Estonia and Pakistan.

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