public outrage after the government's attempts to install cameras and hire more guards for areas where children congregate did little to reduce the number of sexual attacks on children.
While chemical castration may be more humane than physical castration, there's little evidence that it works. Most likely the Koreans will use an injection form of the drug which is not permanent and requires offenders to receive periodic shots. When the drug wears off the criminals may have a renewed sexual appetite. Also, this does nothing to eliminate the mental arousal some offenders get from their crimes, nor would testosterone repressing injections work on female pedophiles.
If you're wondering how South Korea can be so inhumane, consider that Louisiana, California, Oregon and Arizona already have laws allowing judges to issue chemical castration.
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