Child Sexual Assault Literature Review
Joan, though I’m sure you had one or more reasons for posting a list of sources that can be found in few places besides university libraries, I’m wondering what it is or they are.
Please don’t leave me wondering.
"I’m wondering what it is or they are."
"It," or "they," are sources that describe the pedophile in peer-reviewed articles and published in reputable journals, describing theories, assessment, intervention, and outcomes. I am particularly interested in the prognosis of treatment strategies, and the effectiveness of different protocols. When I was in practice (the 1980s), there was no known "cure" and in the public interest, pedophiles had to be institutionalized. I see no improvement in the review of the recent literature.
Joan, I’m playing with the English language. [Chalk it up to my early autism.]
You’ve told me enough of your studies and experiences for me to conclude that you: may have:
1) one exceptional reason, or
2) multiple good reasons,
for posting the list with no explanation.
So I’m wondering why you posted the list.
As to pedophilia.
During years of chat with other part-time volunteers at San Francisco Sex Education, some of whom were grad-level students or professional sex therapists, I hypothesized that pedophiles are unable to relate sexually to adults.
If they’d been been taught religion’s guilt- and shame-drenched attitudes, they would adult-level needs but no adult-level abilities.