France plans compulsory treatment of sex offenders

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:393
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    The French council of ministers has approved a bill that would allow compulsory treatment of sex offenders.

    People found guilty would be ordered to follow psychological or chemical treatment, or both, after serving their prison sentence, if any. The projected legislation, proposed by Jacques Toubon, minister for justice, also calls for more severe sanctions against sex offenders …

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