Paedophiles should not be prosecuted for watching child porn and should be put on ‘diversion courses’ instead, new report says…

Date: June 25, 2019

01) Paedophiles should not be prosecuted for watching child porn and should be put on ‘diversion courses’ instead, new report says

“Proposal by think-tank Justice recommends softer treatment for offenders

The idea is backed by the new Victims’ Commissioner Dame Vera Baird

But critics warn the process could be exploited and says some offenders need tougher treatment to steer them away from re-offending

Paedophiles caught viewing child sex abuse images should not be prosecuted, a controversial report has recommended.

Under the plan, police would be told to let thousands of offenders who look at indecent photographs and films of youngsters online off the hook by sending them to workshops instead of being taken to court.

Offenders would be placed on ‘diversion courses’ – similar to drink-driving awareness programmes.”

2 thoughts on “Paedophiles should not be prosecuted for watching child porn and should be put on ‘diversion courses’ instead, new report says…

  1. feinmann0

    “The proposal, backed by the new Victims’ Commissioner Dame Vera Baird, is intended to ease the strain on the creaking criminal justice system.

    There has been a surge in sexual offences, with a record 159,740 rapes and sex attacks last year. The figure was 52,166 in 2008. Victims are now more willing to report sex crimes, including historical ones, and police more likely to take complaints seriously.”

    Oh dear, more of the same old dishonesty … the government and the media linking directly the viewing of so-called ‘child pornography’ with rapes and sex attacks, as if it were self-evident cause-and-effect.

    A significant percentage of the population derive a great deal of pleasure from viewing underage nakedness, underage sexual behaviour and underage beauty. Undoubtedly, this percentage has increased hugely since Governments began to wage war against ‘The Paedophile’ … akin to the upward trajectory of drug availability and drug use following the raft of Governments’ decrees of waging war on drugs.

    The above reference to the UK’s ‘creaking criminal jutsice system’ kind of bears this out in the case of prosecuting child pornography offences. Incarcerating thousands of men for simply looking at pictures clogs up law courts and rapidly reduces prison space. Governments avowal to eliminate ‘child pornography’ websites but failure to do so, evidences major failure too.

    A war waged on human sexuality can never be won. Any attempt to do so, such as ‘diversion courses’ should be called out for what it is: totalitarianism.

    Reply
    1. eqfoundation Post author

      I agree. 🙂

      There’s currently someone on Twitter, who wants me to make a statement on whether there is a connection between “child porn consumption” and increased “sexual abuse”…

      …a clarification which can be very dicey on a website like Twitter, if it leans a politically incorrect way.

      I’ve declined to answer it, and have said so much…but you answer it well…It’s actually undetermined, and exists in the realm of speculation.

      Reply

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