Castration of male sex offenders in the Nordic welfare state in the context of homosexuality and heteronormativity, 1930–1955

@article{Wessel2015CastrationOM,
  title={Castration of male sex offenders in the Nordic welfare state in the context of homosexuality and heteronormativity, 1930–1955},
  author={M. Wessel},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of History},
  year={2015},
  volume={40},
  pages={591 - 609}
}
  • M. Wessel
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Scandinavian Journal of History
  • The eugenic legislation was a defining aspect in the development of the Nordic welfare state. While sterilization is a widely recognized method of restricting reproduction, another part of the legislation was the castration of male sex offenders for criminal-therapeutic purposes. This article discusses the conflicts arising from the castration of male criminals. Especially targeted were male criminals whose crimes could be traced back to a conflicted sexuality, including homosexuality and such… CONTINUE READING
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