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THE VALUE OF THE TECHNOLOGIES
In this chapter I have presented some unvarnished facts about the
physiological and psychological technologies that have been applied to
paedophiles (and other sex offenders). It may appear a little negative to do so
given the lack of a strong database for theory and clinical
offending. So, when we find that they may be relatively easily faked, or that do not reveal particular trends consistently or strongly, or that they may not do the job sp well as less technological approaches, we should be less willing to assume that theories and assertions based solely on them are firmly established.
Understanding paedophilia is an important task, but it needs to be based on realism rather than hope.