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Ipce Magazine # 6, February 2013
- Theme: Civil Commitments Ipce Magazine # 5 - Theme:
Sexually active youth
Dannecker, Martin, Gewaltlos pädosexuelle Begegnungen und Beziehungen sind, trotz der im letzten Absatz erhobenen kritischen Einwände, nichts Monströses. [...] Except for some figures, who now are given in a temporary format, Vogt's book is now completed with ...
When the subject is human beings, scientific conceptions contain implicit or explicit fundamental assumptions about the relationship between the individual and the environment. In the following, the operational-psychology framework underlying the present study will be outlined. Tied into this is the goal of staking out a theoretical position on concepts of health, illness and self that emphasizes the transactional relationship between the individual and the environment. and ... In the following the "isolated minority syndrome" among sexually marginal groups and the social situation of pedophilically-oriented persons is broadly outlined and the heightened demand-structure connected with it is considered within a behavioral psychology conceptual framework.
This article examines how civil commitment has been rolled out in the case of the sex offender, and focuses on the implementation of the program in the US and the controversy that has been spawned as a result. [...]
The term ‘mental disorder’ has been expanded therefore to include ‘mental abnormality’, to enable sex offenders to be committed civilly.
Youth actually is sexually active. In our society, over-filled with sexual images and scenes - if not at least an obsession - this not seen as a sign of natural development, a right or a joy, but as a problem. Just this vision raises problems. There are better visions.
Who needs repression? Normal memory processes can explain 'forgetting' of childhood sexual abuse
In: The Science Review of Mental health Practice, Vol. 4, Number 2, Fall-winter 2005-2006, pp 66 - 73.
Letter from an Ipce-member to Ipce, critisizing Susan Clancy's book and essay about the Trauma myth.
Bemerkungen zur strafrechtlichen Behandlung der Pädosexualität
Aus: Beiträge zur Sexualforschung Bd. 62; Jager, Herbert; Bollinger, Lorenz & Schorsch, Eberhard; "Sexualwissenschaft und Strafrecht"; F. Enke 1987; ISBN 3-432-96011-5
Die Pönalisierung verstärkt ferner die Schuldgefühle der Erwachsenen, mit denen sich das Kind identifiziert. Unbestreitbar führt das zu zusätzlichen psychischen Belastungen der Kinder, die eine sexuelle Beziehung mit einem Erwachsenen haben.
Мартин Даннекер, доктор философии (отделение сексологии Университетской клиники Франкфурта) -
Статья была впервые опубликована в органе Германского общества сексологических исследований (DGfS) "Beiträge zur Sexualforschung" (в спецвыпуске 1987 г. "Sexualwissenschaft und Strafrecht": ISBN 3-432-96011-5); также в книге М. Даннекера "Das Drama der Sexualität".
Vogt's book completed
In the opinions of Fog (1992) and Gieles (2001), sensible offers of therapy or counseling for pedophiles will recognize that the clients are to be supported in accepting their sexual feelings, and that an attempt will be made to enhance self-esteem.
According to Fog (1992), Steinacher (1999), and Gieles (2001), self-help groups are of great significance to those concerned and represent the most important single resource. Conversely, they are just as important in protecting children from violence.
The function of pedophile self-help groups essentially lies in their consciousness-making and personality-stabilizing effect. Meetings of self-help groups are often held at locations where, for the first time, those affected can share their needs and inclinations in a protected setting, without fear of rejection or repression; they are thereby able to realize that they are not alone.
Participants see that their self-consciousness is enhanced, and experience social support. Moreover, through the group, participants get the chance to reflect on their own behavior towards children and, if necessary, to change it.
In summary, we can say with confidence that pedophilic persons are, due to their difficult social situation, exposed to heightened demand-structures. Because of isolating social conditions, the ability to act competently may be impaired. Since scarcely any social resources are available, greater degrees of health-related impairments, along with a negative self-concept as a moderator variable, are to be expected.
Ipce Magazine # 5 - Theme:
Sexually active youth
Gewaltlos pädosexuelle Begegnungen und Beziehungen sind, trotz der im letzten Absatz erhobenen kritischen Einwände, nichts Monströses. [...]
Except for some figures, who now are given in a temporary format, Vogt's book is now completed with ...
When the subject is human beings, scientific conceptions contain implicit or explicit fundamental assumptions about the relationship between the individual and the environment. In the following, the operational-psychology framework underlying the present study will be outlined. Tied into this is the goal of staking out a theoretical position on concepts of health, illness and self that emphasizes the transactional relationship between the individual and the environment.
In the following the "isolated minority syndrome" among sexually marginal groups and the social situation of pedophilically-oriented persons is broadly outlined and the heightened demand-structure connected with it is considered within a behavioral psychology conceptual framework.
Nach der Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte und des österreichischen Verfassungsgerichtshofs schützen die Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention und die österreichische Bundesverfassung das Recht von Kindern und Jugendlichen auf sexuelle Selbstbestimmung in umfassender Weise, nämlich sowohl das Recht auf wirksamen Schutz vor ungewollter Sexualität als auch das Recht zu gewollter Sexualität
Next parts of Vogt's book
"In this study, pedophilia is regarded not as a sexual preference disorder, but rather an a priori sexual orientation [...].
The underlying psychological and sexual-science perspective on the concept of pedophilia follows the property paradigm. [...]
It is virtually incompatible with the criminological viewpoint and sexual abuse paradigm, and therefore needs to be distinguished from them. [...]
The fundamental problem with these paradigms lies in the fact that the pedophilia concept becomes understood, almost exclusively, as a behavioral category. [...]
The essential components of human sexuality are not merely observable sexual activities, but also erotic-sexual fantasies, feelings, and emotional connections. [...]
These are not criminally prosecutable, and are correspondingly not a primary focus. [...]
Pedosexual relationships, however, usually cannot be reduced to sexual practices, but instead are quite often far more complex phenomena.
[... T]he sexual aspect of these normally friendship-based relationships is, from a scientific and non-scientific perspective, usually very strongly over-emphasized, at the expense of their socio-emotional features. A portion of pedophilic relationships end up being asexual. [...]
The abuse paradigm is the source of many difficulties in the scientific as well in non-scientific spheres.
In the future, Griesemer's integrative causal theory could represent a potential alternative/complement to the widely-diffused simplistic analytical and feminist models, in which a solid empirical basis for the pedophile population is totally absent."
You would never want to
harm a child, would you?
Association Martijn, Ethical Commission,
The Netherlands, March 2012
Intimacy can be desired or undesired. Everybody is aware of this. It has become increasingly clear how serious and long-lasting the effects of undesired intimacy can be. However besotted you may be with a child, that does not make the child your property. The child belongs to the child. But... maybe it is possible for you to have a close relationship with the child.
The Martijn Association advises all its members to observe the law and to act in accordance with the following guidelines. Exercise integrity in all situations involving children while respecting:
- Consent: the consent of both in every contact.
- Freedom: freedom for the child to end the contact if desired.
- Harmony: acting in accordance with the child’s development.
- Openness: openness towards the parents, especially in the case of young children.
Malón, Augustín, Pedophilia: a Diagnosis in Search of a Disorder; Archives of Sexual Behavior; Feb 25 2012
Some years ago an interesting controversy arose as to whether
pedophilia, or paraphilias in general, should be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the catalogue of mental
disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). A
fifth edition is now being developed. Given the importance that
psychiatric diagnoses can have in the field of individual rights and
freedoms, a critical reassessment of these issues is
Some of the ideas in this analysis could also be applied to other paraphilias, but the focus on pedophilia demonstrates conceptual problems that reveal the lack of a real medical paradigm and the risks of the forensic paradigm.
Moser, Charles & Kleinplatz, Peggy J., DSM-IV-TR
and the Paraphilias: An Argument for Removal; report
presented at a May 19, 2003, symposium sponsored by the American Psychiatric
This report was only partially, as an except, in Ipce's Library 3; now the complete report is given. This report is quite frequently mentioned and quoted in the literature about this subject. It is again quite actual, because the APA again want to review its DSM.
Ipce Newsletter - Number
E 30, September 2011
[Word Zip version] [PDF version]
This is the very last Newsletter with a Statement about ethics, a list of Absurdities and an overview of all Newsletters, thus an overview of all Ipce meetings, and so the history of Ipce.
New chapter of
The Leipziger Study of the Social and Psychical Situation of Pedophilic Men
Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich, 2006
This is a translation of
Pädophilie; Leipzicher Studie zur gesellschaftlichen und psychischen Situation pädophiler Männer -
Chapter 6: Presentation of Results
Ulrich, Heather; Randolph, Mickey & Acheson, Shawn - Child sexual abuse - A replication of the meta-analytic examination of child sexual abuse by Rind, Tromovitch, and Bauserman (1998) - The Scientific review of Mental Health Practice 4-2, pp 37-51, Fall/winter 2005-2006
- Full text
Quote: "Child sexual abuse does not necessarily lead to long-term harm."
- [In Booksreborn:] PDF File
- In Libray 3 as Html files (here):
- Volume II: The Sexual Curriculum: The Manifacture and Performance of Pre-Adult Sexualities - Interim Report - Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- McDonald, Roland, Pedophilia; The Pedophilia/Pedophile Education Web Site Mirror - Mirror of a censored Web Site - no date known.
What is pedophilia? - Who are pedophiles? - What do pedophiles believe? - How do pedophiles behave? - Censorship - The bottom line.
- [*] Crimes Against Children - Why do some people want to hurt children? By Dan Eden
- Research, models and ideology - How to combat false ideology?
- Untersuchungen, Modelle und Ideologie - Wie ist falsche Ideologie zu bekämpfen?
- Citizens for Change - Fighting to change the sex offender laws - < http://www.cfcamerica.org/ >
- Reform Sex Offender Laws
< http://www.reformsexoffenderlaws.org/index.php >
"We believe many aspects of the current approach to sex offenders seriously undermine justice and make our society less compatible with the welfare of young people. We support carefully limited laws that target harmful acts, not whole classes of people, and which rehabilitate rather than vindictively punish and shame offenders. We assert that only by supporting justice for all people can we maintain a safe society."
- Sex Offender Support & Education Network
< http://www.sosen.us/ >
The mission of SOSEN is to educate the public, the media, and law-makers regarding the facts of sexual abuse based on current research. We seek to provide support for victims, former offenders, and their families
thereby reducing the risk of re-offense and allowing for "No More Victims". SOSEN upholds fair and just laws that are evidence based, effective and protect the Constitutional rights of all citizens.
- NAMBLA - Sciences
< http://www.nambla.org/sciences.htm >
- either to declare all those on the sex offenders register to be unwell and apply open-ended treatment, compassionately, according to the severity of their condition -
- or to declare them criminals, take our several pounds of flesh and let them go.
- The Satanic Abuse Scare; The Austin Chronicle, March 27, 2009
The sensational charges against Fran and Danny Keller and their home day care were not unique. By 1992, the year the Kellers were tried, about 100 child-care workers across the country had been charged with ritual sex abuse of children, and 20 day care workers had been convicted in similar cases.
The most notorious concerned the McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, Calif. There, more than 300 children would eventually make statements accusing their teachers not only of sexually violating them but also of subjecting them to bizarre, ritualistic abuse.
- Believing the Children; The Austin Chronicle, March 27, 2009
It's likely Fran and Danny Keller were innocent of charges of child sexual abuse, but they're still in prison after 17 years. When the little girl on the witness stand said, "No, it didn't happen," Frances Keller put her head in her hands and began to sob. [...]
[...] there is a growing body of psychological research reflecting that, essentially, the opposite is true – that children can easily be led to make up stories and even come to believe those stories – often with the help of inexperienced or credulous interviewers. Moreover, experts on the forensic interviewing of children say that the recorded Keller case interviews are prime examples of poor technique and manufactured testimony – effectively useless as evidence.
- Children and Testimony; The Austin Chronicle, March 27, 2009
There is a growing body of psychological research reflecting that children can easily be led to make up stories, often with the help of inexperienced or credulous interviewers.
- Rivas, T., Positive memories
Cases of positive memories of erotic relationships and contacts of children with adults, as seen from the perspective of the former minor - a data base - 2009
A collection of 75 positive memories of intergenerational relationships and contacts of children with adults.
- Uncommon Sense Magazine
< http://newgon.com/wiki/Uncommon_Sense_Edition_1 >
- Reaction with links; BoyChat, 2008-July-8
- About: ·The Greeks and Greek Love by James Davidson, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2007.
- Comment 1 by Ipce member A
"I find it reprehensible that this reviewer is allowed to overlay this modern errant "abuse" concept on this classical phenomenon [...]"
- Comment 2 by Ipce member B
"My own anthropological take on this is that the 'slave-chaperones', otherwise known as pedagogues, were not there to protect boys but to keep order."
- what if pedophilia is in fact a victimless crime?
- What if teenagers, and even children, are more in control of their emotions, their bodies, their sexuality, than the rest of us think?
- What if sexual relations with adults are actually "empowering" to the young?
- What if pedophiles and would-be pedophiles are in fact victims themselves -- exploited by the cunning young people they befriend?
Gieles, Frans, ‘Untersuchungen haben gezeigt...’ - Über Ideologie und Wissenschaft; KOINOS Magazine # 60, 2008 # 4.
Was wir über (sexuelle) Beziehungen zwischen Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen ‘wissen’, sind größtenteils Interpretationen auf der Grundlage von Untersuchungen von ‘Missbrauchsopfern’. Wer etwas anderes herausfindet, indem er einfach die Menschen fragt und ihnen zuhört, lässt sich angeblich von den ‘Denkfehlern’ der Pädophilen gängeln. Das ist aber keine Wissenschaftskritik, sondern Ideologie.
In Deutschland wurden im Laufe der Jahre einige interessante Untersuchungen durchgeführt, die über eine kaum bekannte Realität hinter den gängigen Vorstellungen von intergenerationellen Beziehungen Aufschluss geben.
- Crisis of Faith; Carnal Knowledge; The Nation, March 16, 2009 [An article about Father Paul Shanley]
There was no evidence in the case, just a claim that depended entirely on faith. Dr. Brown was in the courtroom to give it the imprimatur of science.
"Decades of research and scientific debate have clarified over and over again that the notion of traumatic events being somehow 'repressed' and later accurately recovered is one of the most pernicious bits of folklore ever to infect psychology and psychiatry."
- The Passion Of Father Paul Shanley, in: Legal Affairs - date not mentioned.
The criminal charges against Shanley, 73, are rooted in the "recovered memories" of one man, Gregory Ford, whose claims, it now turns out, will never be tested in court.
The accusations against Shanley rely on a psychological theory called dissociated or repressed memory.
Ipce Magazine # 4 - Theme: Sexually active children - A series of articles
Child sexuality does exist, be it in a specific form: the childish form, which differs from the adult forms.
The response to it in the modern English-speaking culture is that of the Criminal Code: abuse, (young) perpetrator, (young) victim. Sometimes: treatment. Somtimes: education of the children - and teaching the teachers. But always the panicked parents protest.
There are healthier responses and views.
Leahy, Terry, Negotiating Stigma: Approaches to Intergenerational Sex, PhD thesis.
PhD thesis presented to the University of New South Wales, 1991.
First published in January 2002 by Books Reborn.
Norlik, Mark, Kein
Pardon für solche Liebe - Vom Lieben und Leiden einer Minderheit - Ein
kritischer Beitrag zum Diskurs um Pädophilie und sexuellen Kindesmissbrauch
Die vorliegende Veröffentlichung versteht sich als Gegendarstellung zu dem seit Jahren einseitig geführten „Diskurs“ um Kindesmissbrauch und Pädophilie.
Paper newsletters from 1989 - 1996 are now available online.
A new section called 'Library 4' has been opened on the website. Its entries are indexed automatically and will not be added manually to this "What is new?" page any more.
From now on, you can find most new website additions on the Library 4 index page.
Some (larger) articles will still be added here.
The 'Added' property of articles in Library 4 dates back from September to February 2010. This is somewhat misleading; since Library 4 has just been opened to the public, all these articles have actually just appeared on the public website.
Sexology - GESUND
Growing Up Sexually
Statistics Laundering- false and fantastic figures, by I. Graham, , April 2006.
This research paper contains information about various alarming and sensational, but out-of-date, false and/or misleading 'statistics' concerning the prevalence of 'child pornography' material on Internet Web sites, etc., which appeared in Australian media reports, articles, etc. in 2008.
Part of a book
Horst Vogt, Pedophilia; The Leipziger Study of the Social and Psychical Situation of Pedophilic Men; Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich, 2006
This is a translation of
Pädophilie; Leipzicher Studie zur gesellschaftlichen und psychischen Situation pädophiler Männer -
ISBN-10: 3-89967-323-9; ISBN-13: 978-3-89967-323-4.
The translation will gradually be given here. Here is now
Chapter 5) Methodological Approach
Just a word before we start
In the manifest here below, the author speaks in his introduction of 'true pedophiles'. In the remaining text, he speaks about 'pedophiles'. What appears is a nearly holy image of them, sometimes called "we". [...]
This is a comment added to the article
A 'good' example of a bad text
Here below, in the blue boxes, are quotes and summaries from an article [... *] In the yellow [yellow] boxes are my comments. By Frans Gieles, PhD
Arreola, Sonya, Torsten Neilands, Lance Pollack, Jay Paul & Joseph Catania, Childhood sexual experiences and adult health sequelae among gay and bisexual men: defining childhood sexual abuse - Journal of Sex Research, July-Sept, 2008
[...] There was no difference between the consensual sex group and those who had no sex before age 18. The level of well-being was significantly higher for the consensual group compared with the 'no sex before 18' group and the forced sex group. The latter two groups did not differ from each other on well-being.
[...] the consensual sex group was significantly more likely to have a higher level of well-being than either of the other two groups.
This suggests that consensual sex before 18 years of age may have a positive effect, perhaps as an adaptive milestone of adolescent sexual development.
The implications of these findings recommend that research move toward a more mature understanding of childhood sexual experiences that includes the subjective experience of childhood sex. [...]
Dodson, Chuck, The spectacular achievements of media control - A serious take-off of Noam Chomsky's vital "Media Control" speech, now a book; 1994-'97; Nonsilent Press.
When most Americans think about aggression in our society, our first thoughts are apt to include children being abused and/or killed by sick or outrightly criminal adults. We usually don't consider the somewhat broader context of what is going on behind the use of these issues, or the time periods in which they are most emphasized; in fact, in not seeing this we miss out on a crucial issue that comes down to what kind of society we want to live in.
Gieles, Frans E J,
Griesemer, Michael, Präventionsstrafrecht - oder - Vom Bürger und vom Hexenbrennen - 2010
Teil 1 - Gedicht
Teil 2 - Hexenprozesse gegen Kinder und sexuell Deviante im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert. Erläuterungen, Bemerkungen und Dokumentationen zur Moritat. Vom Bürger und vom Hexenbrennen.
Im Gegensatz zum Schuldstrafrecht kenne das Präventionsstrafrecht - als reines Gefahrenabwehrrecht - keine rechtstaatliche Bindung. Im Gegensatz zum Schuldstrafrecht mit seinen rechtstaatlichen Vorkehrungen sei das Präventionsstrafrecht „prinzipiell schrankenlos“.
Als zentrale zeitgeschichtliche Ursachen für die Umwandlung des klassischen Schuldstrafrechts gilt der medienagile, ab Beginn der 1990er Jahre ausgerufene regierungspolitische „Kampf gegen Kindesmissbrauch“ (später: „Pädophilie“) in den Neunzigern, und dann, nach den Anschlägen des 11. September auf das World Trade Center in New York, ab 2001 der „Kampf gegen den internationalen Terrorismus“.
Malón, Agustín, Onanism and Child Sexual Abuse; A Comparative Study of Two Hypotheses; Journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, February 18, 2009
In the last three decades of the previous century, a social anxiety emerged regarding child sexual abuse (CSA), with the appearance of news reports, stories, data, self-proclaimed experts, and legislation relating to a type of experience that today is a staple of the media, the professional literature, and, of course, the collective imagination.
This public and media preoccupation, usually tinged with alarmism, would come to be sustained by scientific claims that characterized all erotic relations between minors and adults as pervasively, inevitably, and intensely harmful
A study of the origins of this current phenomenon brings us to developments in the Western world, especially in the United States, in the second half of the twentieth century.
These analytical perspectives ultimately allows us to compare CSA in a socio-historical context with others of past epochs, such as the obsession with anti-onanism of the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, because in both cases it was a matter of a scientifically articulated cultural narrative in which childhood and eroticism were joined together in an equation of harmfulness as well as individual and collective suffering.
The failed hypothesis of Onanism and the faulted and failing hypothesis of CSA are ultimately intertwined. The second is heir to the first in that the historical continuity and parallelism are self-evident [...]
Malón, Augustín, On the Iatrogenic Nature of the Child Sexual Abuse Discourse; Journal Sexuality & Culture, February 27, 2009
The current media obfuscation, exaggeration, and exploitation, which are endorsed by some activists and are not adequately examined and challenged by academics and professionals, are counterproductive to rationality in both academic and public deliberations, and decisions in these matters in all probability materially contribute to the iatrogenic problems to be discussed later in this paper.
Rind, Bruce, PhD, An Empirical Examination of Sexual Relations Between Adolescents and Adults. They Differ from Those Between Children and Adults and Should Be Treated Separately - In: Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality Volume: 16 Issue: 2/3, 2004, pp 55 - 62 - And in: Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law - Multidisciplinairy Perspectives; Helmut Graupner & Vern L. Bullough (Editors), The Haworth Press, 2004
For heterosexual adolescent boys involved with women and for gay/bisexual adolescent boys involved with men, the non-clinical empirical data are strongly at odds with the assumption of trauma. [...] In these relations, the data point more directly to psychological benefit than harm.
Ipce Newsletter # E 27
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Report of the Meeting 2009 & articles
Ipce Magazine # 3
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Theme: Perverted Justice
About priests, vicars, rabbis ...
Associated Press, Priest In Boston Clergy Scandal Denied New Trial; November 27, 2008
One of the central figures in Boston's clergy sex abuse scandal [Paul Shanley] lost his bid for a new trial yesterday when a judge ruled a victim's repressed memories were rightly used against the defrocked priest.
Bradley Hagerty, Barbara; Abuse Victims Seek Court Date With Vatican; NPR 22 December 2008
Until recently, no federal court has allowed a case to proceed against the Vatican — and few really believed the Holy See would ever be open to lawyers or its treasury subject to money damages. It is considered a foreign state with sovereign immunity.
But there are exceptions to the immunity, including one called the "tortious act" exception. If Turner can show that U.S. bishops are officials of the Vatican, and that they harmed children by failing to report sex abuse, then he has a chance of getting to trial.
Gersten, Lana; Haredim Begin Confronting Pedophilia; The Jewish Daily, October 10, 2008
After years in which the issue of pedophilia has been quietly dealt with among ultra-Orthodox Jews, a number of leaders in the community are speaking out publicly on the topic, spurring anger and debate over this sensitive issue.
The Guardian & Permalink; "Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse"; The Guardian 17 August 2003 & in Religion | Permalink; 28 November 2008
The Vatican instructed [in 2003] Catholic bishops around the world to cover up cases of sexual abuse or risk being thrown out of the Church.
Hemmingway, Sam; Paquette's therapist a child molester, lawsuit says; The Burlington Free Press, August 31, 2008
A church therapist hired by the state's Roman Catholic diocese to treat the Rev. Edward Paquette for fondling boys in Burlington in the 1970s was himself a child molester, according to court papers on file in Massachusetts.
Lewis, Paul; Three British evangelicals cast blame on each other in trials over child abuse at Albanian orphanage; The Guardian, 27 October 2008
Three evangelical Britons, including the director of the orphanage, David Brown, have been accused of abusing children in their care.
McKee, Tom, Archdiocese Enacts New "Touching" Guidelines; KYPost, 11 August 2008
Tough new guidelines on "good" touching and "bad" touching are now in place for anyone who has contact with children within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
For example, "side hugs" are allowed but "bear hugs" are considered prohibited physical contact.
Michels, Scott; Orthodox Jewish Community Struggles With Abuse Allegations; Alleged Victims and Advocates Say Sex Abuse Common, Rarely Discussed; ABC News, May 5, 2009
When Joel Engelman was 8 years old, he says, he was called from his Hebrew class to the principal's office at his Brooklyn yeshiva, a Jewish religious school. [... ...]
When Engelman arrived at the principal's office, he says, Reichman told him to close the door. He told the boy to sit on his lap and began swiveling his chair back and forth, Engelman says. Reichman then touched him, moving from his shoulders down, Engelman claims.
The same kind of abuse went on twice a week for several months before he left the school, Engelman claims in a civil lawsuit filed against the yeshiva, the United Talmudical Academy.
Yapp, Carl, Vicar was 'connoisseur' of porn; BBC News 25 September 2008
The detective who led the investigation into convicted vicar Richard Hart has spoken about his double life as a respected village priest and a so-called "connoisseur" of child pornography.
About the risk-avoiding society
Beckford, Martin; Baroness Neuberger: Children will grow up not trusting anyone in Britain's risk-averse society. Children are growing up not trusting anyone, an influential peer has warned, as Britain's society becomes increasingly suspicious and risk-averse. The Telegraph, UK, 23 Sep 2008
Boykin, Sharahn D.- Don't 'be alone with other people's children' - Sex abuse allegations raise discussion - delmarvanow.com, December 7, 2008
"Don't get caught up in the feeling that someone needs you or someone loves you."
Filler, Daniel M. - Terrorism, Panic and Pedophilia; Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Vol. 10, No. 3 - Abstract
A new rhetoric has surfaced [...] linking terrorism, Islam and pedophilia. By connecting these concepts, moral entrepreneurs lay the groundwork for a very different response to new terrorism. [...]
By framing Muslims as the equivalent of pedophiles, advocates may attempt to argue for such policies as the moral equivalent of sexual offender civil commitment.
This article suggests that civil rights advocates develop counter-narratives to address any such developments.
Franz, Paul, Under Siege; Sunday News & Lancasteronline.com, Aug 03, 2008
Tom Armstrong believes sex offenders have become the 'lepers of our society.' He believes men like the three he invited into his Mareitta home can change. His words can't convince those protesting in front of his house.
Furedi, Frank, Licensed to hug:
Gubb, James; Licensed to hug; Permalink, June 26, 2008
The dramatic escalation of child protection measures has succeeded in poisoning the relationship between the generations and creating an atmosphere of suspicion that actually increases the risks to children, according to a new study released today by Civitas.
In Licensed to Hug Frank Furedi, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, argues that children need to have contact with a range of adult members of the community for their education and socialisation, but 'this form of collaboration, which has traditionally underpinned intergenerational relationships, is now threatened by a regime that insists that adult-child encounters must be mediated through a security check'.
McKeen, S, Just hating pedophiles won't keep children safe - Torches and pitchforks will not drive the monsters from our realm; The Edmonton Journal (Canada), October 10, 2008
Neither prosecution nor protest will protect our children from pedophiles. Our common sense and humanity might. But on this issue, both are in short supply. [...]
Why not create a support and accountability network like Alcoholics Anonymous for pedophiles?
Good idea. So good, in fact, that it's been around for years. A mostly unheralded and underfunded program known as COSA, or Circles Of Support and Accountability [...]
Mad (thus treatment) or bad - & recidivism
Ray, Eric, Prof to Sentencing Commission: Sex Offenders Can Be Treated; KCPW News, Aug 07, 2008
"When we looked at people going through the system for an extended period of time, the overall recidivism rate for offenders that came back to the system for new sex offenses was approximately 10%,"
Sarler, Carol, Paedophiles may be mad or bad. But not both. If Gary Glitter is a criminal, and not mentally ill, then he has paid the price and we should not punish him again; The Times August 21, 2008
"The solution, therefore, is
Mad or bad. But we can't, in conscience, have it both ways."
About false accusations and testimonies
Piper, August; Lillevik, Linda; Kritzer, Roxanne - What's wrong with believing in repression? A review for legal professionals; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Vol 14 (3), Aug 2008, 223-242. - Abstract
"Repressed- and recovered-memory theory is not supported by science."
Vogel, Wolf, Heimliche Liebe - Eros zwischen Knabe und Mann; Jahn & Ernst Verlag. [A Word document]
Ipce hosts the next data base
ABC Net (Australia) / Reuters. Afghan warlords keeping boys as sex slaves: UN; July 7, 2008
Afghanistan must do more to end an age-old practice of young boys being
kept as sex slaves by wealthy and powerful patrons, the UN special
representative for children and armed conflict said.
Brad, Dicken, Accusers - He didn't do it; The Chronicle, July 19, 2007
Joel Covender was convicted of molesting his stepchildren and spent 11 years in prison. But the two accusers now say it was all made up. Now they say he never touched them [...] [...] she does remember "that I felt pressure from grown-ups involved to say what they wanted me to say."
Brislow, Jennie, The making of a modern-day witch hunt; spiked-online.com, 30 January 2009
The publication of the paperback version of Richard Webster's [book:] The Secret
of Bryn Estyn is a powerful reminder of who is driving today's hysterical anti-paedophile witch hunts: police, judges, politicians -- the elite, not the mob.
Califia-Rice, Patrick, Boy-lovers, Crush Videos, and That Heinous First Amendment; The Loyal Opposition Archive, 2008
An essay about NAMBLA and crush videos in the light of the First Amendment: Freedom of Speech.
Daily Mail, Woman who falsely accused her father of rape reveals 'doctors hijacked my mind'; 26th October 2007
Eleven years ago, Katrina, now 37, accused the father [ ... ...]
It would be several tortured months before it finally emerged that these unfolding memories were pure fantasy - the drug-induced ramblings of a woman pushed to the brink of sanity by a controversial form of psychotherapy known as recovered memory syndrome.
Davidson, James, Mad about the boy; Davidson, James, The Guardian, November 10, 2007
Plato wrote that same-sex lovers were more blessed than ordinary mortals. But then he changed his mind, describing the act as 'utterly unholy' and 'the ugliest of ugly things'. So why were the ancient Greeks so confused about homosexuality, asks James Davidson.
Drehle, David Von, The Myth About Boys; The Time, July 26, 2007
Worrying about our boys -- reading and writing books about them, wringing our hands over dire trends and especially taking more time to parent them -- is paying off. The next step is to let them really blossom, and for that we have to trust them, give them room. The time for fearing our sons, or fearing for their futures, is behind us. The challenge now is to believe in them.
Eberstadt, Mary, Pedophilia Chic - If you thought sex with children was taboo -- think again. The Weekly Standard I-39, 17 June 1996
a number of enlightened voices have been raised in defense of giving pedophilia itself a second look. After all -- or so some of these voices have suggested --
French, Rose, Protestant churches report 260-plus child sex abuse cases a year; Associated Press, USA, June 14, 2007
The three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers or congregation members.
Gregory, Lauren, Sex offender recidivism less than other felons'; Times Free Press, September 02, 2007
Those convicted of sex crimes in Tennessee are significantly less likely to re-offend than other types of felons, according to a recent study that experts say confirms what they have known for more than a decade.
Gieles, Frans, ‘Research has shown…’ - On ideology and science; KOINOS Magazine # 60, 2008 # 4.
That which we ‘know’ about (sexual) relations between young persons and older persons mainly consists of interpretations of studies carried out among ‘abuse victims’. Those who get different finding – simply by asking questions and listening to people – are seen as having been taken in by the ‘cognitive mistakes’ paedophiles make. All this does not amount to critiques of scientific method, but to ideology.
Over the years, a number of interesting studies have been carried out in Germany. They tell us something about a little known reality behind the common conceptions about intergenerational relationships.
Hartley, Eric, Molesters getting a slap on the wrist? Lack of jail time in cases sparks sentencing debate; The Capital, Annapolis, Md., April 22, 2007
The two recent county cases, among others, have sparked public debate about how the courts handle child sex abusers.
On one side are those who say courts are too lenient and need to impose long prison sentences to protect the public.
On the other side, some judges and experts say a psychiatric problem can't be cured by incarceration and the best way to protect children in the long run is to give offenders mental health treatment.
Hewitt, Sue; Vigilantes attack 'God-fearing' man; Sunday Herald Sun (Australia), November 05, 2006
SUBURBAN vigilantes have attacked a man they wrongly believed to be a pedophile and warned Broadmeadows residents of his presence by letter. The man has been threatened, had his windows smashed, gates padlocked and letterbox sabotaged in a campaign of harassment spanning two months.
Innes, Stephanie, Clergy abuse victims in Tucson to get $7.5M; Arizona Daily Star, July 17, 2007
Five former altar boys from Tucson will each receive $1.5 million as part of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles' $660 million clergy abuse settlement.
Irvine, Martha & Tanner, Robert; Sexual misconduct plagues US schools; AP counts 2,500 teachers punished in 5 years; AP October 20, 2007
An Associated Press investigation found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions from bizarre to sadistic. [...]
Abuse also is treated with misplaced fascination in American culture.
Judd, Dorothy, 'Did they think I had kidnapped him?'; The Guardian, July 21, 2008
Dorothy Judd was reported to the police for simply playing in the woods
with her five-year-old grandson. Now she is afraid to be alone in public
Kilgannon, Corey, Hypnosis Rigged Sex Case Against Him, Man Says; [Capturing the Friedmans]; New York Times, October 20, 2007
"You have a group of kids who initially said they were not abused, wrangled by a group of therapists who utilized highly suggestive methods like hypnosis until the kids emerged from the sessions with the most lurid and highly unbelievable examples of sexual abuse and going directly to the grand jury," he said. "There is no more inherently unreliable form of testimony than that."
Leggate, Stuart & MacDonald, Stuart, Flawed assessment 'raising sex-attack risk'; Timesonline (UK), July 6, 2008
The system used by Scottish police, social workers and prisons to decide whether offenders will strike again is unreliable, researchers claim.
McDonald, Roland, Pedophilia; The Pedophilia/Pedophile Education Web Site Mirror - Mirror of a censored Web Site - no date known.
What is pedophilia? - Who are pedophiles? - What do pedophiles believe? - How do pedophiles behave? - Censorship - The bottom line.
Muhaddith.org, Islam answers - Early marriage
Several attacks have been raised recently against early marriage in Islam, which clearly result from ignoring facts about pre-modern society and Islam, or intentionally concealing them.
"In conclusion, Islam responsibly channels sexual instincts through marriage, with the prior condition of psychological maturity. And contrary to claims of improved morality, non-Islamic laws have alarmingly driven child sexual abuse and psychological harm to epidemic proportions.
Therefore, when such attacks against Islam are analyzed impartially, they reveal the perfect applicability of Islam’s solution from the 7th century until today, and the utter failure of any other system to provide any protection whatsoever to society’s youth. At best, these attacks are also found to be irresponsibly superficial due to the seriousness of this issue."
Muller, Heather , Child molester unlikely to re-offend, expert says; eurekareporter.com, 16 October 2007
Park argued that the program itself was fundamentally flawed, focusing too much on details of past offenses in an attempt to prevent relapses. Preventing relapses should be the goal of sex-offender treatment plans, Park agreed, but said the SOCP approach had been criticized for instilling a sense of shame in participants.
"Shame," he said, "is looking at yourself as scum." It's a negative emotion that, in Park's opinion, actually increases the risk of re-offense.
New Scientist, Sex offenders unlikely to commit second crime; 06 July 2008, Magazine issue 2663
Sex crime statistics tend to make depressing reading, but now there is some good news from the most populous state in the US. Just 3.2 per cent of more than 4000 sex offenders released on parole in 2002 were re-imprisoned for another sex offence in the subsequent 5 years, according to new figures from California.
O'Halloran, Elaine: Paedophiles Support Each Other Via Online Communities; Medical News Today, 27 Jun 2008
Paedophiles use online virtual communities to support each other, justify their sexual behaviour and foster an "us and them" mentality. This is one of the findings of Ms Elaine O'Halloran from University College Cork ...
Pain, Andrew, Twenty years on from the Cleveland Child Sex Abuse Scandal; Evening Gazette, July 8, 2008
TWENTY years ago the Butler-Sloss report on the Cleveland Child Sex Abuse Crisis was published. Here the Evening Gazette takes a look back at the crisis which rocked Teesside, speaks to some of those caught up in the crisis, and looks at the results of the Butler-Sloss inquiry.
Rainer, Ask Cat! Rainer interviews a woman who has had an intimate relationship with her lesbian mother; Once Against — now supporting by “C”. in HFP Mailbag, April 2005.
Singer, Peter, Virtual vices; Daily Times (UK), July 20, 2007
The burst of publicity about virtual paedophilia in Second Life may have focused on the wrong target. Video games are properly subject to legal controls, not when they enable people to do things that, if real, would be crimes, but when there is evidence on the basis of which we can reasonably conclude that they are likely to increase serious crime in the real world. At present, the evidence for that is stronger for games involving violence than it is for virtual realities that permit
Southcoast Today, Churches grapple with allowing sex offenders to join spiritual community; May 25, 2008
Religious communities minister to people's spiritual needs, offering a place for healing -- but what happens when the person seeking restoration is a convicted sex offender?
Thorstad, David, Man-Boy Love Then and Now: A Personal-Political Appraisal.
[This article first appeared in NAMBLA Journal 7 (1986). It was written in 1984 and appears here with a few changes.]
SIX YEARS AFTER THE FORMATION OF NAMBLA, many in the media [...] till express surprise that man-boy lovers have organized to raise public consciousness about their relationships. To some, this proves the inherently degenerate nature of gay liberation. To others [...] the existence of the man-boy love movement threatens their desired image of respectability. They wish it would go away. Both groups seem unaware of the fact that the boy-love movement is not new; it played an important role in the early gay movement in Germany from the late nineteenth century until the extermination of the movement with the triumph of Nazism.
Thorstad, David, Homosexuality and the American Left - The Impact of Stonewall.
[The following article appeared simultaneously in Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 29, no. 4 (1995) and Gay Men and the Sexual History of the Political Left, ed. Gert Hekma, Harry Oosterhuis, and James Steakley (Binghamton, N.Y.: Harrington Park Press, 1995), 319–49.]
Most left-wing groups have had trouble dealing with the taboo against intergenerational love, although a few have taken a libertarian stand on the issue.
Withers, Edwin, Victim of false paedophile slurs tells of his torment; peterleemail.co.uk, 2nd August 2008
A FORMER miner has told how he contemplated suicide after being hounded
by rumour-mongers who branded him a paedophile. Edwin Withers says he has suffered years of physical and mental abuse after a whispering campaign against him started eight years ago. Since the false rumours began, his marriage has broken down and close friends have stopped talking to him.
Yung, Corey, When Does Ordinary Law Enforcement Become a "War on Crime?" - concurringopinions.com, March 27, 2009
I contend that a criminal war on sex offenders may have already begun. [...]
In reviewing America's history of criminal wars, I have identified three major characteristics of those conflicts.
[...] there must be a substantial campaign of myth creation.
[...] The treatment of offenders seems out of proportion ...