The Dream Boat wrote:
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Capital punishment for murderers, paedophiles and that kind of scum will keep the prison pop to a sustainable level. I don't see why tax payers should have to fund long prison sentences for people who don't deserve to live, let alone be rehabilitated.
It's impossible to stop a lot of people offending regardless of how much money is thrown at it.
As I said earlier, I agree that for more minor and unserious crimes then by all means rehabilitate and educate offenders. I've no problem with that (but would still remove a lot of their luxuries they get access to in prison) - my point is that the true scum of society have no right to the same treatment.
Paedophiles aren't scum. Their crimes are disgusting but they're dealing with a serious mental health issue described in the DSM. Do you actually think they want to be attracted to children? That's a debate which will throw this thread completely off topic however.
On your why should tax payers fork out for prisoners and rehab etc well they should fork out because the cost of crime and reoffending is far greater than keeping someone in prison/rehabilitating them.
They aren't scum for being attracted to children, they're scum for acting on it. You come across as one of these high horse people who will defend any human's rights to the death, I can bet you would have a totally different view if it was YOUR child, mother, sister who was the victim.
As a society, we need to start forgetting the perpetrator's and start thinking of the VICTIMS.
"Yeah, because when they shout go, go, go, go, take him on, take him on, you know, you, you can fly, you go and you try because it's a joy to play in front of our supporters."