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Christopher Meisenkothen

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Chemical Castration — Breaking the Cycle of Paraphiliac Recidivism

Meisenkothen takes a look at recent legislation that mandates chemical castration as a condition of parole for repeat sex offenders and the discretionary chemical castration of paroled one-time sex offenders. This idea may shock and surprise some, yet the approach (which affects only males), when combined with psychological therapy, could offer a constitutionally novel alternative for treating and effectively rehabilitating paraphiliac offenders, while easing the burden on already over-taxed prison resources.

punishment, parole, criminal justice — chemical castration, law — chemical castration

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 26, No. 1 (1999): 139-154