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    (Original post by Bslforever)
    Thats mainly because murdering someone is seen as being pretty badass. It requires committment, and is something that is not at all easy.

    Fiddling kids is clearly much easier than murdering someone, and easier to sweep under the carpet.
    I disagree. Murder can be as simple as stabbing someone with a knife, or pulling a trigger.

    Child abuse can take years of skilled grooming online. Its almost an art.
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    This thread is distasteful.

    No, paedofiles are not treated "too harshly". WTF!?

    If anything, all serious sex offenders whould be treated the same as them. Their harsh treatment shouldn't be lowered.
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    (Original post by ogloom)
    good post. We need to remove the stigma associated with paedophilia.
    It's only when a paedophile's victims KNOW that they are being stalked that the paedophile should be punished, because they are making the child feel distressed. How would you feel if you were stalked (not personally asking you btw), and nothing was done about it?

    There's also the debate that paedophiles have the potential to molest children. One may argue that anyone could; however paedophiles have a particularly strong interest in children and therefore, theoretically at least, they are more likely to commit such a heinous crime?

    Perhaps (unsurprisingly) this is why the attitude against paedophiles in our society is so strong.
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    (Original post by Wanischa)
    By raping, that experience will affect that kid for the rest of it's life, so no I don't think it's too harsh.
    But someone that has raped an adult has potential to cause as much harm, yet they're, for the most part, treated fairer by society.
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    (Original post by Phugoid)
    Paedophilia is not a problem. Child molestation is. Paedophiles should be left in peace. Child molestors should be dealt with. Paedophiles are treated too harshly. Child molesters are not treated harshly enough. Paedophiles are normal, functioning members of society. Child molesters are delinquents.
    As much as i am sickened by child molesters, I must add that in alot of cases its not the individual being weak and giving in to his odd urges, rather their thought processes can also be confused and they haven't truly understood the concept of what they are doing is so severe and traumatising to the victim.

    You lock them up and they are off the streets for a couple of years, but once they're out they will most liekly attempt to do it again no?
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    (Original post by ogloom)
    I disagree. Murder can be as simple as stabbing someone with a knife, or pulling a trigger.

    Child abuse can take years of skilled grooming online. Its almost an art.
    Well in that case have a look at the comparisons.

    How many murderers get away with it. Very few.

    How many paedophiles get away with it. Loads.
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    (Original post by ogloom)
    Child abuse can take years of skilled grooming online. Its almost an art.
    An art? I think that's really stretching it... =/

    No I don't think they're treated too harshly, but I do believe that people guilty of crimes such as murder and rape should be treated just as harshly as the paedophiles. Then there's equality, but without going easy on anyone
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    :rofl: @ the OP's sig, location and profile pic. I think I know why this question is being asked by the OP :holmes:
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    (Original post by az1992)
    As much as i am sickened by child molesters, I must add that in alot of cases its not the individual being weak and giving in to his odd urges, rather their thought processes can also be confused and they haven't truly understood the concept of what they are doing is so severe and traumatising to the victim.

    You lock them up and they are off the streets for a couple of years, but once they're out they will most liekly attempt to do it again no?
    I can't say I'm overly familiar with the psychology behind child molestation. Perhaps you are correct, and maybe there should be better ways to deal with child molesters to rehabilitate them.

    All I'm saying is that paedophiles do not have to be dealt with, and that child molesters do. I'm not entirely sure what the best WAY of dealing with child molesters is, but I'm sure that whatever it is, it is not applicable to paedophiles who have not harmed children.
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    It's a mental illness, they genuinly can't get rid of the urges. People are very ignorant to that.
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    paedos should get castrated like in eastern europe...it actually works
    murderers and rapists should just get killed...a life for a life
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    free the peedos orthough i saw won near where i live he looked so dodgy that he should be locked up.. im not letting him near my kid's!
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    Is the internet a human right?
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    (Original post by Phugoid)
    Your 'honest opinion' was the same 'honest opinion' about homosexuals less than 50 years ago.

    Paedophiles do not need to be treated for anything. They have a sexual attraction to children, but that does not mean they are a threat to children. I have a sexual attraction to women, but I am not a threat to them, and the same is true of a vast majority of paedophiles.

    People who actually molest children should be punished, but the line between child molesters, and paedophiles is as clear cut as the line between straight men, and straight men who rape women.

    Paedophilia is not a problem. Child molestation is. Paedophiles should be left in peace. Child molestors should be dealt with. Paedophiles are treated too harshly. Child molesters are not treated harshly enough. Paedophiles are normal, functioning members of society. Child molesters are delinquents.

    People, please mark the difference between these two very different groups of people in the same way that you mark the difference between men who are attracted to women, and men who rape women.
    The most sensible reply on this thread so far.
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    I kind of agree. I think that they can be treated too harshly for having child porn on their PC. I mean, isn't it better that they use that to satisfy their perversion than actually go out and do something to a kid themselves? I think they sometimes need more help than punishment.
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    I was about to think about what you said for a brief moment, but I saw your sig. I don't think there's any need for discussion.
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    (Original post by danadd9)
    But someone that has raped an adult has potential to cause as much harm, yet they're, for the most part, treated fairer by society.
    Really, i remember my mates dad saying when he was inside all the rapists and sex offenders were put on a differnet wing because at one point rapists were allowed to be in the same point and one of the other inmates nearly beat him to death when finding out.

    All sex offenders are vilefied
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    (Original post by Phugoid)
    Your 'honest opinion' was the same 'honest opinion' about homosexuals less than 50 years ago.

    Paedophiles do not need to be treated for anything. They have a sexual attraction to children, but that does not mean they are a threat to children. I have a sexual attraction to women, but I am not a threat to them, and the same is true of a vast majority of paedophiles.

    People who actually molest children should be punished, but the line between child molesters, and paedophiles is as clear cut as the line between straight men, and straight men who rape women.

    Paedophilia is not a problem. Child molestation is. Paedophiles should be left in peace. Child molestors should be dealt with. Paedophiles are treated too harshly. Child molesters are not treated harshly enough. Paedophiles are normal, functioning members of society. Child molesters are delinquents.

    People, please mark the difference between these two very different groups of people in the same way that you mark the difference between men who are attracted to women, and men who rape women.
    Spot on. There's so much hysteria about paedophiles brought on by the media, it's as if all rational thinking goes out the window when the subject is raised. Why weren't there more sensible posts like this on that 'i am a paedophile' thread last week?
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    (Original post by mathew551)

    There's also the debate that paedophiles have the potential to molest children. One may argue that anyone could; however paedophiles have a particularly strong interest in children and therefore, theoretically at least, they are more likely to commit such a heinous crime?
    I have a particulary strong interest in adult women, I'm therefore more likely to rape an adult woman (than say a adult man or a cat), this is also a heinous crime.

    Funnily enough, 90% of men also have a particulary strong interest in adult woman as I do, and therefore I'm not judged negatively for it.
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    I think the link to it being genetic is interesting. Homosexuality is also supposedly genetic, yet obviously this is allowable. I'm not suggesting that the law is unjust, just that these people really need more care and specialist treatment if this is the case, and they truly can't help it any more than someone can help being gay.

    Just random thoughts based on equally random snippets of information.
 
 
 
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