Letters Child sex offenders

Armchair philosophising skirts what to do with child sex offenders

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7370 (Published 15 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7370
  1. Peter J Mahaffey, consultant surgeon1
  1. 1Bedford Hospital, Bedford, UK
  1. peter.mahaffey{at}bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Delamothe stimulates discussion on what is perhaps society’s most pernicious evil.1 But, while seeming to ask for consideration for paedophiles and to be critical of expressions of revulsion among ordinary citizens, he doesn’t come up with any answers. This is an unreasonable luxury and seems to fly in the face …

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