Download as PDF Printable version. In MayThe New York Times reported that a number of countries use chemical castration on sex offendersoften in return for reduced sentences. Archived from the original on They may also experience gynecomastia development of larger-than-normal mammary glands in males ; full development is less common unless chemical castration is combined with feminizing oestrogen therapy.
A court order for treatment is contingent upon a court-appointed medical expert ' s determination that the defendant is an appropriate candidate. Serial offenders are not eligible for probation, parole, or a sentence suspension. View author archive Get author RSS feed.
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Clinical Therapeutics. We'll notify you here with news about. Offenders must be informed of the side effects of treatment. If he is not in custody at the time of sentencing, he must be taken into custody to begin treatment. Townsville Bulletin. These criminologists also argue that police investigators treating castrated men as less likely to reoffend than non-castrated men may cause an investigation bias and self-fulfilling prophecyand that men who sell some of their prescribed medicines on the black market for drugs get a hidden income that improve their ability to afford measures to hide recidivism that is not available to men without such prescriptions.
This document explores the interaction between castration as a punishment for repeat sex offenders in California and justice.
In the s, German physicians used antiandrogens as a treatment for sexual paraphilia. Retrieved March 15, Offenders eligible for parole or probation, or granted a suspended sentence must begin MPA or a chemically equivalent treatment as ordered by the court or a qualified mental health professional and medical staff.
The expert must make the determination within 60 days after sentencing. The ministry is preparing a detailed bill and the recommended changes are under review.