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Beek, Erik van, 
Achilles' heel of Holland: challenge to the pedophile - Summary

Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie, 36-3, september 2012
The current grim atmosphere toward pedophiles and pedosexuals has led to increasing polarisation between various groups in society. 
The question whether pedophilia should be considered a disorder/ disease or a sexual orientation, is discussed. Some existing gaps between the current DSM-IV-TR classification and the coming DSM-5 in defining pedo[-hebe-]philia are considered. 
Alternative ways of regulating pedophile desire and arousal are discussed.

Fog, A., Paraphilias and Therapy

Nordisk Sexulologi, 1992.

Let me introduce a new model which describes the situation of a person whose sexual peculiarities are suppressed by the surrounding society. This model I call the isolated minority syndrome

Gieles, F.E.J., Helping people with pedophilic feelings

Lecture at the World Congress of Sexology, Paris, 28 June 2001 & Nordic Ass. of Sexology, Sweden, Sept. 2001

A web site with

- Lecture in English, le Fançais, im Deutsch, in het Nederlands y en Español

- Backgroundarticle (English, Deutsch)

- References (English, Français, Nederlands & Deutsch)

- Summary and curriculum vitae. 

Goode, Sarah D. Finding Children Sexually Attractive


This booklet is for anyone who finds that they are sexually attracted to children. In it, people talk in their own words about their own experiences and provide advice on how to handle this situation.
I hope you will find this booklet encouraging, helpful and inspiring! [...]
This booklet will provide you with a route-map for handling this situation, with examples of people who have been dealing competently with their sexual feelings for many years.
This booklet is based on research.

Kirkegaard, Hugh & Northey, Wayne, The Sex Offender as Scapegoat, Vigilante Violence and a Faith Community Response;


In May of 1996, an offender was released from prison to a halfway house in Toronto.  The response of the community to his presence in their midst was anger and hostility, and the insistence that corrections officials remove him. [...]
Viewed through the lens of mimetic theory these realities beg the question, ‘Is it possible that sex offenders have become scapegoats among us?’ [...]
[...] how we view and treat the perpetrators of these crimes in our communities, says something about us and the human condition. [...]
In summary, scapegoats are different, vulnerable, illegitimate, and powerful.
The violence of the scapegoat is reciprocated in a cycle of violence such that the "contagion" emanating from the scapegoating response appears worse than the original "disease". [...]
In a paradoxical way perhaps the sex offender has something to teach us about ourselves, our own sexuality, our understanding of community. 

Quotes from: 
Maruna, Shadd, & Mann Ruth E. 
A fundamental attribution error? Rethinking cognitive distortions 
Legal and Criminological Psychology, 2006  
The notion of ‘cognitive distortion’ has become enshrined in the offender treatment literature over the last 20 years, yet the concept still suffers from a lack of definitional clarity.
Treatment programmes for offenders often aim to eliminate excuse-making as a primary aim, and decision-makers place great weight on the degree to which an offender “takes responsibility” for his or her offending.
Yet, the relationship between these after-the-fact explanations and future crime is not at all clear. Indeed, the designation of post hoc excuses as criminogenic may itself be an example of fallacious thinking. 
Parts from: 
Levenson, Jill S., & Grady Melissa D.
Preventing Sexual Abuse: Perspectives of Minor- Attracted Persons About Seeking Help
The primary aim of this exploratory research was to gain information from minor-attracted persons (MAPs) about their
(a) formal and informal experiences with help-seeking for minor attraction,
(b) perceived barriers to seeking help for concerns about minor attraction, and
(c) treatment priorities as identified by consumers of these services.
A non-random, purposive sample of MAPs (n = 293, 154 completed all questions) was recruited via an online survey.
Results show that 75% of participants did seek formal help from a professional; however, just less than half of them found the experience to be helpful.
Many respondents indicated that concerns about the limits of confidentiality in a therapeutic setting were primary barriers to help seeking.
We believe that research can shed light on the inner experience of MAPs, and that this understanding can inform the development of competent, ethical, compassionate services. People do not choose their attractions, though they can choose whether to act on them. We hope that by engaging in this conversation, we can contribute to effective counseling that is grounded in science for individuals with minor attraction.  

Neustatter, Angela, Sympathy for the Devil? Focus: The paedophile threat; 

October 20, 2002 The Observer 

Pervert, monster, evil. That is our gut reaction to men who harm children. Yet evidence shows that, to contain the menace of paedophilia, we need to understand what drives the abusers. 
[...] Helping offenders to live normal lives within society is precisely the aim of the three befriending projects that began this summer with Home Office funding. They are modelled on the Canadian experience, which now offers 33 befriending circles for sex offenders. 


Niemöller, Joost, The dissociation circuit; Sloppy thinkers whose dangerous psychological theories resonate in naive circles; A FRONTAL ATTACK

De Groene Amsterdammer, Volume 127, Number 16, 16 - 24 April 1996.

[Interview with] Dr. H.F.M. Crombag, co-author of Recovered Memories and other misconceptions
[who] refuses to stand idly by watching the invasion of MPD therapists in the Netherlands. 

Oellerich, Thomas, The case against the routine provision of psychotherapy to children/adolescents labeled as "sexually abused"

Sexuality & Culture, Volume 6, number 2, 2002   

Whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, children labeled sexually abused are routinely offered treatment at considerable financial cost. One result of this is that mental health professionals are being charged with exploiting the problem of child sexual abuse (CSA). 
Is the routine provision of psychotherapy for children and adolescents labeled sexually abused warranted? 
In this paper, it is argued that the evidence indicates it is not warranted. 
Further, its provision is not in the best interests of either the children or mental health professionals. A number of recommendations are given which follow from the evidence. 

Visser, Hans, Pastorate and pedophilia 
by Reverend Hans Visser, Minister of St. Paul's Church, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

December 18, 1998 at the Symposium: The other side of the medallion [coin]

[...] pedophiles are more than just sexual creatures, because they also have many other qualities, which make them to nice and valuable fellow humans. 

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