The Instigator
Anonymous-Scientist
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Mikal
Con (against)
Winning
43 Points

Rapists should be castrated if proven guilty.

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after 11 votes the winner is...
Mikal
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/6/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 937 times Debate No: 56137
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (1)
Votes (11)

 

Anonymous-Scientist

Pro

I believe that rapists should be castrated if proven guilty and at least 3 witnesses to this act being done.
Debate Round No. 1
Anonymous-Scientist

Pro

I think that is a medieval punishment for a medieval crime, it only seems right.
Mikal

Con

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Under the 8th amendment cruel and unusual punishment is restricted [1]. Castration as a punishment for a crime is both unusual (not common), and cruel( obvious reasons) it is prohibited


[p1] If my name is Mikal you should vote for me
[p2] My name is Mikal
[c] You should vote for me


Costs

This is true through all countries, but the amount it would cost to implement my adversaries stance is impractical.




[1] http://www.law.cornell.edu...

Debate Round No. 2
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by revic 2 years ago
revic
Both pro and con really don't provide any arguments.

Pro simply says "medieval punishment for medieval crime"
while con only gives the fact that it is currently restricted.

Pro should have given reasons as to why this would be better (preventing it for the future by convicted rapists and to intimidate possible rapists)

While con should have mainly spoke about the fact that this comes with huge fincancial costs due to the low survival rate after castration (unless when immediately going through surgery).

I am dissapointed that this debate was so short, and that Mikal received points for doing nothing.
It seems like he has a fair share of followers who always vote on his debates (possibly already having decided to vote for Mikal)
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro gave no arguments.
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