uk: Paedophiles ‘need treatment, not prison’

Paedophiles ‘need treatment, not prison’
“Viewing” paedophiles should be treated in the community rather than be sent to jail, the head of the national police child protection unit said today.
Jim Gamble, head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), said too many people were being convicted of child sex offences to be dealt with in the criminal justice system.
He proposed that lower risk offenders, such as those convicted of downloading abusive images of children, should receive a police caution and then be managed in the community.http://www.guardian.co.uk/crime/article/0,,2093251,00.htmlAlso see:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article1870152.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=KQXLJBXV00Q2BQFIQMFCFFOAVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2007/06/01/npaedo201.xml
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article2602644.eceChild sex offender plan condemned
Britain’s child protection chief has been criticised for arguing that not all child sex offenders should be sent to prison.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6713455.stmTreatment of child porn voyeurs
A police child protection chief has argued that paedophiles who look at child pornography on the internet should not necessarily go to prison. But just how should they be dealt with? Child abuse experts and the police in Britain were shocked by the scale of internet child porn revealed by an inquiry known as Operation Ore. Around 2,300 people were found guilty of offences earlier this year following a four-year inquiry into images accessed from a US website.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6711363.stm

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