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Chemical interventions and ethical side effects

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Gilbert, F and Outram, S, Chemical interventions and ethical side effects, Canadian Chemical News (L'Actualite Chimique Canadienne), (September) pp. 20-21. ISSN 0823-5228 (2009) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Increasing biochemical knowledge of sexual functionality and attraction has allowed researchers to tentatively deduce a chemical cause for pedophilia and initiate various biochemical treatments for this condition. The availability of such knowledge, along with the development of new pharmaceutical treatment options, opens up new legal and ethical questions regarding how to chemically treat sexual criminality and how we, as a society, should reflect upon the use of chemicals in the treatment for other forms of deviant behaviour.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:ethics, chemical intervention, neurochemical ethics, depression, pedophilia
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied Ethics
Research Field:Ethical Use of New Technology (e.g. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Gilbert, F (Dr Frederic Gilbert)
ID Code:79922
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Faculty of Arts
Deposited On:2012-10-12
Last Modified:2013-07-15
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