Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2019-08-19 | Sing Tao

Pros and cons of mandatory chemical castration for sex offenders



Sex crimes, especially sexual abuse of juveniles, are intolerable offences. In recent years, some countries have introduced ‘chemical castration’ as a form of punishment for sexual offenders, and some Hong Kong people urge the city to follow suit. This article discusses the scientific principles of chemical castration, as well as the developments and controversies of related legislation.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.