Should violent criminals be castrated?
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25-02-2013, 01:48 PM
RE: Should violent criminals be castrated?
"Violent criminals destroy their
lives and the lives of others, is society not morally obliged to save
them from themselves via castration?"

Violent criminals start out with destroyed lives. That's why they're both violent and criminals. If you truly care about society and violence, you'll look for the reason why criminals exist in the first place.

Not to entertain your assertions too much but the conflation of castrated animal and castrated human behavior is patently absurd. Animals don't know they've been castrated and they don't know why. Humans do. When you castrate a man for committing crimes, you don't reduce is tendency toward violence, you increase it. Moreover, testosterone is a necessary hormone for both males and females. It isn't responsible for aggression, it can only exacerbate it.

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RE: Should violent criminals be castrated? - bbeljefe - 25-02-2013 01:48 PM
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