Can you change a sex offender’s behaviour patterns? Are they genetically programed or do they simply make sexual mistakes?
Shirl Marshal runs a charity that believes the answer is to be nice to them.
The arguments against locking them up & throwing away the key and or shooting them are that: -
a. it will not stop them, just make them more secretive.
b. it is vengeance based, and therefore does not serve to help us understand the reasons for their behaviour or ultimately help us all deal with the problem.
c. long term incarceration merely exacerbates the problem, allowing offenders to mix with like minded individuals and find new ways to engage in their depravity.