Monday, 31 December 2012

Unhappy New Year

Monday, 31 December 2012

Chemical castration for pedophiles [sic] in the pipeline in Turkey: report

"The Turkish government is considering chemical castration for sex offenders who target miners, a local newspaper reported Sunday."

‘Chemical castration law absolutely needs to pass' 

Turkey considers chemical castration for pedophiles [sic]

10:02AM GMT 31 Dec 2012

Criminals to be tracked via satellite with new tags

"Criminals will be tracked by satellite with new electronic tags that use GPS technology, it has emerged."

Satnav alarm if tagged paedo [sic] goes too close to a school

Paedophiles [sic] to be tagged with GPS alarms which are triggered if they go near a school or playground 

Dec 27, 2012 11:09 AM

Physicians in China treat addictions by destroying the brain’s pleasure center

"Drug addiction in China is highly stigmatized. And now, some doctors are trying to cure it with a radical procedure known as as a "stereotactic ablation." More simply, it's the practice of destroying parts of the brain's "pleasure centers" (the nucleus accumbens) in heroin addicts and alcoholics as a way to stop drug cravings. At the same time, however, damage to this region could also impair a person's ability to experience natural longings and other emotions, including joy."

Updated 8:20 am, Saturday, December 29, 2012

New restrictions on sex offenders start in January

"Although this bill has good intentions, it's actually going to make it more dangerous especially for the poor people who work there who have to police this," Landry said during House debate on the proposal.

However, it's unclear how librarians will be able to enforce the new regulations because they will have no way of knowing who was convicted of assaulting a child under 13.

December 30, 2012, 11:50 am

New inheritance and sex offender laws

"The new year will bring new powers to allow WA authorities to electronically monitor the state’s most dangerous sex offenders.

Among several pieces of controversial new legislation to come into force in the state on January 1 or just after, electronic monitoring will become a standard condition of supervision orders for dangerous sexual offenders released from custody.

Electronic monitoring via a GPS system will also apply to dangerous sexual offenders who have already been released and are currently on supervision orders, with the new powers due to come into effect from February.

The $6 million system will only be used in Perth initially, with a regional phase-in scheduled later in the year."

Jan 1, 2013 - 12:16

Good news for some, bad news for others

"On the other, sex crimes against children under the age of 12 will no longer be subject to a statute of limitations.",_bad_news_for_others.html?cid=34630646

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