Thursday, April 21, 2005

Will They Never Learn?

From A Cool Change:

Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, asked whether the state can do anything to rehabilitate sex offenders.

"I know something about human behavior," said Siplin, an attorney. "What are we doing with the sexual predators while they are incarcerated? It's more economical for us to get some sort of treatment for them in jail so they can overcome their weaknesses."

He might know something about human behavior, but not much about sexual predators. They cannot be rehabilitated or cured. It just ain't gonna happen. It's like an addiction. Like you or I might be addicted to gambling, drinking, smoking, drugs, these people are addicted to inappropriate sexual behaviors. Oh, they might be able to control their addiction, but they will never be "rehabilitated". The only cure is to keep them away from the people they usually prey on.

Overcome their "weaknesses"? Weakness? Who is this guy kidding? This is not a weakness, it's a disease of the mind, character, addiction, something, but it's not a weakness.

And as usual, don't bother to try to change my mind on rehabilitating sexual offenders and predators. It doesn't happen.

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