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THE SCIENCE OF SEX ABUSE


Society & Culture  (tags: interesting, humans, sexual abuse, children, sadness, safety, rights, society, ethics, crime, violence )

Carrie
- 464 days ago - newyorker.com
SHOULD WE PUNISH FUTURE CRIMES? Is it right to imprison people for heinous crimes they have not yet committed?



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Chris C. (131)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:27 pm
This man's story is SO tragic...but he also admitted that he was a timebomb, waiting to explode!
 

Chris C. (131)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:28 pm
Our children MUST be protected from pedophiles...PERIOD!
 

Dalia H. (1272)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:39 pm
Unbelievable!!!!
"In a study of child pornography, the historian Philip Jenkins, of Penn State, found that chat rooms foster a kind of “bandit culture.” Self-described “Loli fans” see themselves as part of a subversive fraternity, unified by the pursuit of forbidden pleasures. There is a hierarchy of users: newbies, lurkers, traders, and, at the top, the pornographers themselves—“kings of the rooms,” as John told me. He said that the most sought-after images were new and made in America, and showed interracial couplings. The more taboos broken, the better. Members reinforced one another’s desires, engaging in communal rationalization. “We’d pull at evidence from the dawn of photography to prove that child sexuality was once acceptable,” John said. “Then we could say, ‘See, it’s society—not me!’ ”

Noted and read the article. Very interesting and disgusting at the same time. Thank You so much for sharing with Us!
HAVE A VERY BLESSED WEEK EVERYBODY!!!!
Much LOVE, Light, Peace
B.D♥


 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:22 pm
Noted.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:46 pm
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:08 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Giana Peranio Paz (367)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:25 am
People should not be punished for a future crime, maybe they should be watched once detected.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (264)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 3:03 am
I agree with Gianna Thanks Carrie
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:38 pm
It certainly tends to show that, when we talk about mental health, and mental health screening, and we think we know what we are talking about - we don't have a clue.

In reading what it said about his military service, it doesn't appear that he suffered any injury to his pre-frontal cortex. If he had, all bets are off regarding impulse control - it is gone forever - like an arm or a leg, it doesn't grow back - but unlike an arm or a leg, there is no possible prosthesis that can help recover even some of the function.
 

Maggie Kearns (5)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:46 am
Noted. We need to protect our children. Why aren't the internet hosts of these chat rooms shut down AND prosecuted for aiding and abetting?
 

Laurie Greenberg (11)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 9:55 am
I agree with Giani. Perhaps he could be monitored and live with his folks again. The treatment sounds very strange with the focus on making more victims for whom to atone. I don't think that pedophiles, who have molested children, can be rehabilitated, but it doesn't sound like he had actually committed an act against a child. If we all were held in prison because we might explode and hurt somebody someday, there would be few people outside of prison walls.
 

Carrie B. (279)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:49 am
Excellent thoughts and comments here, but one thing to consider~How would you feel if he lived next door to your grandchildren? Monitored or not.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:48 pm
This was a very, very, very long article about one man's experience. Pedophiles are master manipulators. They have to be get to their goal. The second kind is simple cowardice, children are small and weak and simply can't say no.

I have no sympathy for this man, nor any other with inclinations for sexually, mentally immature children.

He decided to go to a child porn site. He could have easily gone to a regular porn site with adults. He CHOSE a child porn sight for a reason. You can try to play the "poor me" card all you want.

No dice with me.
 

Catherine G. (13)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:50 am
Whether paedophiles are mad or bad could be discussed for a very long time indeed. They are however a danger to society, admitting to paedophile fantasies is certainly a sign something is seriously wrong. People carrying bombs, or even just knifes for that matter, can be arrested for intent to assault or kill, I am pretty sure. What is different about talking about meeting an underage girl for sex? From intent to action takes one split second.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:27 am
Give an inch, take a foot. Give a foot, take a yard.

Progression from one level to another, left unchecked, will conclude in a predictable manner.
 
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