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Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Chelsea King tragedy heats up politics around sex offender monitoring"

Doug Berman links to and excerpts the story at Sentencing Law and Policy.

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Simply monitoring will not prevent many crimes. There are very few crimes that can land someone in jail for life. So unless you step up the punishments for sex crimes immensely, there will probably always be a certain amount of recidivism.

Posted by: Joe | Mar 4, 2010 11:44:13 PM

What we need to do is add rape and violent sexual assault to the crimes punishable by death. These people are not needed in our society. Once
they've crossed that line, the nicest thing we should do to them and first thing we should do to them is castrate them.

Mandatory castration will be a very big deterent. They fear castration more than death. We should still execute them once their appeals run out. But castration
should occur with incarceration so they don't rape guards or other inmates.

Posted by: FreeWilly | Mar 5, 2010 3:40:35 PM

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