Child Molesters Should Receive Life In Prison On First Offense
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First, please cite a source for your claim.
"..these people do not deserve a second chance, and after the first offense, should remain in prison, where they can do no harm."
Obviously if everyone stayed in prison they would be able to do little harm to society, but please show why no child molester deserves the chance to rehabilitate himself/herself. Show why society should completely give up on an individual on a first offense.
-Studies by the state of Washington.
2-"More than 1/2 of all convicted sex offenders are sent back to prison within a year. Within 2 years, 77.9% are back."
-California Department of Corrections.
3-"The behavior is highly repetitive, to the point of compulsion, rather than resulting from a lack of judgment."
Therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive therapy or even aversion therapy have been shown to create little to no effect on child molesters. 'It's only in the last few years that people have started to say that certain sex offenders are incurable,' Being molested as a child is a very disturbing event, and often creates many psychological issues within the child's life and future.
What about the 1/2 who are not sent back within a year or the 22.1% who are not sent back within two years?
"1-"Recidivism rates range from 18-45%. The more violent the crime the more likelihood of repeating."
-Studies by the state of Washington."
And the 55-82% percent who never again commit that crime? Please show why they deserve life imprisonment.
"Therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive therapy or even aversion therapy have been shown to create little to no effect on child molesters"
Also, please show why the fact that society is not able to help child molesters yet, we should completely give up on each and every one of them.
2. I am also not arguing on why the other percents do not repeat crime, just the fact that a large portion of them do repeat, and if they did remain in prison the second crime wouldn't have happened. Because these types of people are severely disturbed, and more often than not incurable, and there is vasts amounts of psychological documents which can be found proving that statement.
With child molesters, there crimes have a victim which often develops psychological issues, because they have their innocence taken, and future sexual expression is linked to something negative. Child molesters steal the lives of victims that keep living after the crime is committed. Please provide evidence that illustrates these disturbed individuals deserve a second chance to be able to recommit their crime.
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