Originally Posted by vespacat
I don't know where you're getting this information from. I have also heard of these statistics but they surely don't include all or many sex offenders for that matter.
I will be responding to your messages on the thread I created about children's rights when I get the chance. I disagree with many of the points you've raised.
What I will say that is that I'm finding your comments to be very sympathetic towards sexual perpetrators, and that is disturbing to me.
I say we need to ressurect the death penalty in Canada to reinstate some order when it comes to dealing with deviants who violate our vulnerable children.
That is what good discussion and debate is all about..
This is how we all learn. Feel free to take me to task on anything and I will think on it.
As for my quote above: Having done work with many sex offenders of all types and subtypes and having exhaustingly pored over the literature to better understand "thine enemy", I can safely say the much spoken adage in this field which is:
Most sex offenders have experienced some degree of sexual assault in their lives.
But this is the important point, NOT all victims go on to perpetrate against others...
Does that make sense?
And, please, I am in NO way making excuses for the offenders.
They have to take full responsibility for their crimes and nothing in their past excuses their future.
A big however, for me though is understanding the nature of the beast, so to speak, so understanding their past is a crucial part of therapy for these individuals.
Having sat in a 10 by 10 room with the biggest monsters on the planet and hearing the worst stories I have ever been told, I admit, I have become somewhat desensitized. But I couldn't have worked in that capacity if I wasn't just a little.
A BIG however for me though is that I tend to the social services field because I have a great amount of empathy for the victim, the underdog and for humanity in general.
I don't think you are understanding me when you say I have "sympathy" for the offender when it comes to their crimes.
I just may not be in the same camp as those who say to kill all of these offenders off.
I don't believe in the death penalty for any reason. I think I have a right to this perspective.
This doesn't make me evil or on "their side"...
I would say it gave me a reason to cry every night with compassion for all the victims of the world.
I will check in on the other thread and see if I can clarify anything further also.