Now, IMO, some countries get the punishment for sexual crimes right. Some may go too far. I'm hoping for some sensible debate rather than emotive "string em high and castrate the lot" which I envision I'll get from some c/s. Although there appears to be a lot of bleeding heart types damning the Czech approach to dealing sexual offenders, they obviously find it to work. They will physically and permanently castrate sexual offenders. I didn't realise that France, Italy and Poland also have the ability to castrate their offenders, using a chemical procedure instead.These other countries may then release the offenders back into the community oncw they have been neutered. I realise that this punishment is a harsh one but for repeat offenders and those deemed to be a continued risk to women if released, I think castration is an option that should be available. It is certainly a more cost effective measure than having to lock a serial offender away for life. With an av cost to the tax payer of Â£130k per annum per head (Ref from 2007 study on costs http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/190/49/s75), a snip seems a pretty good way of saving some money as well. Thoughts for its use in the UK?