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Drugs For Paedophiles, Says Lewis
Lewis has called for convicted pedophiles to be
put under medication to
prevent repeat offences,
with chemical castration as a last resort.
He lashed out yesterday on the issue, saying
police treatment of an
incident involving a boy
was "a real outrage".
There are hormone-
based medicines, that
can reduce sexual urges,
but it is "unlikely" they
are very effective, Australian Medical Association vice-president Dr
Mukesh Haikerwal says.
Police admitted on
Thursday they had failed to properly investigate a man who tried to
befriend a boy, 12, at a
suburban bus stop by
giving him a note.
"It is a salutary but
very sick commentary
on the values of the
police and the Government that they offer
$10,000 to catch a violent criminal rock
thrower but will do
nothing to catch this
slimy, adult gutter
snipe," Mr Lewis said.
Adelaide Avdertiser (22-1-2005)
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MP Suggests Castration For sex Offenders
The State Government should consider chemical castration for child sex offenders, the Opposition
spokesman on justice, Andrew Humpherson said yesterday.
But his leader, John Brogden immediately distanced himself from the idea, saying: "It is not policy: it
is an idea of Humpherson's."
The NSW Minister for Justice, John Hatzistergos, also rejected the idea, saying the Government's
advice was that international trials of chemical castration techniques showed they simply did not
But Mr Humpherson said he was responding to revelations that a convicted pedophile worked in
contact with children at a NSW dance school while on parole and that another is about to be
released into the community from Long Bay jail.
He said the safety of the community had to be paramount.
Mr Humpherson said the case of one-pedophile, Andrew Manners, who worked at a dance school
with 10-year-old children, showed how ineffective parole supervision was in NSW.
"The parole system has failed the community in this case, and in others cannot guarantee
rehabilitation and a halt to reoffending," he said.
Mr Humpherson said chemical castration was reducing recidivism rates to as low as 5 per cent in
countries including Sweden, Denmark, Canada and some US states.
"Chemical castration should be tied to parole," he said. A probation and parole officer, Elizabeth
said yesterday that she did not regret exposing a pedophile through unauthorised use of the
Elizabeth the president of the Scottish Dancing Association in NSW, raised the alarm when she
discovered that Andrew Manners was teaching at his mother's dancing school in Sydney. His family
are demanding an apology for what they claim is a breach of privacy.
But Elizabeth told the Herald: "I have no regrets." She said there was a "very fine line" between
helping to rehabilitate offenders and the "protection of the community".
The Sydney Morning Herald (24-11-2004)
Anne Davies/ Leonie Lamont
Chemical Castration: The Benefits and Disadvantages-
Intrinsic to Injecting Male Pedophiliacs with Depo-Provera
An Option To Cut Sex Crimes
Anything That Can Help STOP SEXUAL ABUSE Should Be Considered
Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and the long acting form,
Depo-Provera, are progesterone derivatives, used to treat violent sex offenders.
Provera reduces testosterone levels in males, and may also compete with
testosterone for receptors in the brain. This may help reduce violent sexual fantasies,
as well as reduce the actual behaviours.
Side effects can include weight gain and increased blood pressure. You can find good discussions
of this agent in the article by Gottesman and Schubert, Journal of Clinical
Psychiatry 1993, vol.43, pp.182-188 and by O'Connor & Baker, Acta Psychiatric
Scandinavinca 1983, vol.67, pp. 399-403. The Gottesman article also has numerous references.
"That this is not a castration because castration means
sterilisation and this does not do sterilisation to anybody."
"This does not prevent anyone from fathering children and
it does not prevent people to have sexual activity. But
activities have shown that it reduces the desire to have
sexual activity and take the hormones down."
"It will give a false sense of security to communities by
causing citizens to believe falsely that sexual predators
taking the medication will not attack anyone. It is important
to explain the ramifications of this drug.
"If lowering the testosterone level is such a major part of
chemical castration, then it certainly doesn't help if the
paedophile can obtain a shot of testosterone.
THE State Government is considering chemical castration for
serial sex offenders as part of a
prisoner rehabilitation program.
Corrective Services Minister Terry
Roberts revealed the controversial option yesterday when announcing $6
million Cabinet-approved funding for a
four-year rehabilitation program.
Mr Roberts said the Government
would study the effectiveness of chemical castration in other
jurisdictions before deciding if it would commit to it for
"What we're committing to at the
moment is looking for best-practice
programs," he said. "It could be one of
the programs we have a look at over the
next few months for possible introduction into the South Australian prison
system" is chemical castration.
"Cabinet has just signed off on the
funding so the process will now start."
Legislation allowing for voluntary
chemical castration of sexual offenders
was debated in State Parliament in 1997
but did not make it through the Legislative Council
because of the October
Mr Roberts said the Government will
consider chemical castration among a
range of possible options for rehabilitating serial sex offenders.
Medical experts yesterday
sounded caution on the controversial option, which was
blasted as "barbaric" by civil
There are now 118 sex offenders behind bars in South
The government has committed $1.5 million a year-over four
years for new rehabilitation
programs, mainly for violent
criminals and sex offenders.
Chemical castration has only
limited benefits, according to
forensic psychologist Stuart
Byrne, director of the psychology clinic at the University
of South Australia.
The method lowered sexual
arousal but did not change habitual behaviour of sexual
predators, he said.
"It's not at all 100 per cent
successful for those sorts of
reasons," he said. However, it
could be an option for offenders
who were in "angry denial"
about their problem and not
open to other therapy, he said.
Dr William Heddle, state president of the Australian Medical
Association, said using these
procedures "in a punitive way"
did not sit well with medical
A spokesman for Mr Roberts
said some overseas evidence
suggested it could reduce repeat
offences by up to 90 per cent.
The government will take expert advice on appropriate
programs for the state's jails in coming months.
Offenders will then be recommended for programs by officers
from the Department of Correctional Services.
The acting head of the Australian Council for Civil Liberties.
Cameron Murphy, said procedures like chemical castration
were barbaric and should be
rejected by a civilised society.
"There's no real evidence that
these sorts of techniques
achieve their objectives... there
are numerous alternative ways
to protect the community," he
Former Liberal MP Lorraine
Rosenberg, who introduced the
first chemical castration bill to
Parliament in 1997, said she was
glad to see the Government considering taking up the issue.
"It was amazing the amount
of support l got at the time,
especially from within the prison
system," she said yesterday.
Opposition legal spokesman
Robert Lawson said he would
want to be convinced that programs like chemical castration
worked before supporting them,
and no evidence had been produced by the Government to
suggest that they did.
"Any introduction of
chemical castration in
this state needs the
closest and most critical
Adelaide Advertiser 10-9-2003
Maria Moscaritolo/ Greg Kelton
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