Persons Convicted of Pedophilic Crimes Should be Treated and Not Incarcerated in All Instances
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2. Giving pedophiles a greater opportunity to reduce or prevent their behavior decreases the likelihood of re-offending.
3. Persons convicted of pedophilic crimes should be sent to involuntary civil commitment hospitals rather than being incarcerated.
4. Civil commitment hospitals can provide incessant treatment to pedophiles while simultaneously keeping them out of society where they can potentially harm more victims.
5. If all persons convicted of pedophilic crimes are incarcerated, there is potential for devastating impacts on the correctional system.
6. A rise in the prison population causes an increase in costs, resources to become limited, and less treatment and prevention programs for those incarcerated.
7. Confinement hospitals can also prevent violent attacks toward pedophiles, which can occur both inside and outside of prison.
8. It is true that incarceration sends a clear message of punishment to those convicted of a crime.
9. Other negative consequences of choosing to treat and not incarcerate all persons convicted of pedophilic crimes are acceptable, such as evading a degree of punishment or causing emotional distraught to victims and their families.
10. Persons convicted of pedophilic crimes should be treated and not incarcerated in all instances.
2. Treatment centers would be good.
3. The treatment centers would be less costly than incarcerating pedophiles in prisons.
4. If pedophiles were incarcerated, then children would be protected from malicious acts committed by pedophiles.
5. Incarcerating pedophiles would be costly but good.
6. Incarcerating pedophiles would protect both the child and the offender.
7. If only incarcerating a pedophile, then we are no longer punishing them for their wrong doing.
8. Not punishing the pedophile would be bad.
9. Punishing the convicted offender would acknowledge the fact they had committed a crime. Teach them not to commit this crime again.
10. Pedophiles should be incarcerated and not treated but incarcerated with punishments to prevent them from recommitting and understanding that committing acts of pedophilia is wrong.
You also state that if only incarcerating a pedophile, then we are no longer punishing them for their wrongdoing. I disagree with this because they are, in fact, being punished in a number of ways if incarcerated. The mere act of taking away their autonomy and freedom is a message of punishment in itself. Furthermore, while in prison, convicted pedophiles are considered the lowest on the totem pole and are often subject to harassment and victims of violent crimes. This is also a form of punishment they face while incarcerated.
Convicted pedophiles sentenced to civil commitment centers receive a clear message of punishment, and removing them from the community is beneficial to children, the victim"s families, and the rest of society.
Convicted pedophiles are in fact isolated from general population when incarcerated, and yes they may have their autonomy and freedom taken away from them as a message of punishment but that"s not as bad as a child suffering the rest of their lives for the actions a pedophile has committed against them. Therefore pedophiles like many others should in fact have many more privileges taken away from them as punishment for them to actually understand they are being punished as much as a child is suffering for the rest of their lives.
Removing convicted pedophiles from society is not just beneficial to the children or the victim"s families and the rest of the society, most of all its actually beneficial to the actual convicted pedophile." It protects the convicted pedophile from people of the society such as victim"s, family members and just community members from taking action against the convicted pedophile for just being a convicted pedophile."
Housing these type of offenders in commitment centers can be costly too, but there are benefits to handling these type of offenders in this way. Simply opening up this kind of facility increases job opportunities for people in the area. Sex offenders will not only get the protection they need, but the treatment they receive will be more beneficial to them because the therapists were specifically hired to deal with these type of offenders.
Being locked up in these facilities does separate them from society, victims and their families. Thus, both parties are safe from either acts of revenge or re-offending on the part of the sex offender.
I do agree with you that an investment should be made in treatment centers for victims, but the more "at risk" group is ultimately sex offenders, and we should allocate our resources on making sure potential victims are ultimately safe.
I completely agree with your last statement regarding allocating our resources on making sure potential victims are ultimately safe while treating the victims that unfortunately have been victimized already.
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