Some criminologists argue that the appearance of a lower recidivism rate in male chemical castration male sex offenders in Elgin offenders who take chemical castration treatment than in those who do not can be explained by factors other than biological effects of the medication.
Testosterone is the major hormone associated with libido and sexual function, and several studies have reported that violent sexual offenders have higher levels of androgens than do nonviolent comparison groups and androgen levels correlate positively with both prior violence and the severity of sexual aggression 4 - 6.
California was the first U. As well, every few months he was getting an anti-arousal shot, also known as a chemical castration injection.
Also seen is a sudden shrinking in bone mass and discoloration of the lips,   reduced body hair,  and muscle mass. When I first met Sam, he was attending two separate weekly group-therapy programs at Chemical castration male sex offenders in Elgin Royal Mental Care and Research Centre: one for depression and the other for deviant sexual behaviour.
What is Quantum Technology? Offenders are responsible for the costs of the evaluation, the treatment plan, and the treatment. InCalifornia became the first state in the United States to authorize the use of either chemical or surgical castration for certain sexual offenders who were being released from prison into the community.
Ina repeat child sex offender who had been subject to chemical castration was accused of inappropriately touching and kissing a young girl. Scott CL, Holmberg T. The second: build a safer community with fewer victims. Support Center Support Center.
The evidence on chemical castration is much less clear. Med Sci Monit.
Views Read Edit View history. On September 25, , Poland legislated forcible chemical castration of child molesters. Others have argued unsuccessfully that forced castration violates the protection against cruel and unusual punishment guaranteed by the Eighth Amendment to the U.
Things were looking a little better the following year. The crimes that could subject parolees to chemical castration are:.