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Castration of sex offenders: prisoners' rights versus public safety.

@article{Scott2003CastrationOS,
  title={Castration of sex offenders: prisoners' rights versus public safety.},
  author={Charles L. Scott and Trenton Holmberg},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          502-9
        }
}
Sexual victimization of children and adults is a significant treatment and public policy problem in the United States. To address increasing concerns regarding sex offender recidivism, nine states have passed legislation since 1996 authorizing the use of either chemical or physical castration. In most statutes, a repeat offender's eligibility for probation or parole is linked to acceptance of mandated hormonal therapy. Future legal challenges to this wave of legislation will probably include… 

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