I've had this conversation with others a couple of times, but no one really knew a great deal about it so it was effectively pointless. Why can't registered (and remorseful) sex offenders voluntarily take libido-blocking drugs (not sure if that's even the most accurate term) in order to be allowed to rejoin society? Is there even such a thing and what are the risks involved?
The reason I'm asking is that "rehabilitation" doesn't seem to be as effective as we [society] would like to see. My uncle (My aunt's husband so no genetic relation to me) had some inappropriate contact with a couple of young girls (I don't know the details nor would I want to know). He was allowed to avoid prison due to (if I remember right) the amount of time that had passed since the offence was committed, and the offence was [relatively] not severe; being careful to not say minor.
I really don't want this to be a thread about how horrible paedophiles are or what the consequences should be for sex offenders; we all know it's wrong and should be dealt with swiftly by those put in place to protect the innocent.
Here's the topic. Should a sex offender be allowed to rejoin society after an appropriate amount of time (seeing as most crimes' punishments are relative) and has displayed sincere remorsefulness and is willing to participate in libido-blocking treatment? (under professional supervision and administration). Do these drugs even exist, and what are the risks involved?
Seeing as this is a conversation of a mature nature, check your adolescence at the door.