Pedophilia and sexual offending against children : theory, assessment, and intervention - 2008

Seto, Michael C.
Place PublishedWashington, DC
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Extentxvi, 303 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Defining pedophilia -- Assessment methods -- Different approaches to studying pedophiles -- Origins of sexual offending against children -- Etiology of pedophilia -- Incest -- Risk assessment -- Intervention. Reviewed by Witt in OAJFP
ISBN Number1-43380114-0
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"Seto notes, accurately, that many people inaccurately conflate pedophilia with sex offending against children. In this book, Seto discusses the distinctions between the two, delineating the potential causes of sex offending against children. These causes may well include pedophilia — that is, an actual sexual attraction to prepubertal children of some persistence and strength — but may in some cases be limited to other factors, especially those associated with antisociality. ... ... ...
Seto’s book is an excellent, nuanced review of the current state of the literature. The book shows excellent breadth and depth in its coverage and analysis. Thoseworking in this specialty, even those with considerable experience, would gain much from a careful reading of Pedophilia."

Quoted from:
Witt, Philp H.; Review of: Michael C. Seto 2008 - Pedophilia and sexual offending against children - 2009
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