Category Archives: Research

Important works of research

The truth about paedophilia…


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…. Many of the things expressed in this Sub-Blog, I’ve addressed any number of times over the years. I don’t wish to analyze every video, etc., but I do find it valuable to share these kinds of video, etc., even if I disagree substantially with any of it…It’s important to acknowledge and embrace, that there are people out there, who are engaged in levelheaded discussion about “pedophiles”. – Steve

Date: May 15, 2019

01) The truth about paedophilia

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“It’s scary to learn, but sexual attraction to children is a lot more common than most people realise.

Not everyone with that problem will meet with the clinical definition for paedophilia, but the attraction is there nevertheless.

So what separates a would-be abuser from an abuser?

Today’s episode is part one of a two part special where we speak to three men who say they’ve never offended but struggle with the attraction they feel towards children.

We also ask an expert about exactly how common attraction to children is, and what it is that makes people more likely to act on it.

Featured:

Dr Kelly Richards, Criminologist, Queensland University of Technology

Anonymous celibate paedophiles”

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Is Pedophilia a Sexual Orientation?…


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Date: May 06, 2019

01) Is Pedophilia a Sexual Orientation?

“In this article, I address the question of whether pedophilia in men can be construed as a male sexual orientation, and the implications for thinking of it in this way for scientific research, clinical practice, and public policy. I begin by defining pedophilia and sexual orientation, and then compare pedophilia (as a potential sexual orientation with regard to age) to sexual orientations with regard to gender (heterosexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality), on the bases of age of onset, correlations with sexual and romantic behavior, and stability over time. I conclude with comments about the potential social and legal implications of conceptualizing pedophilia as a type of sexual orientation in males. – Michael C Seto – University of Ottawa”

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The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness…


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Date: April 09, 2019

01) [The Journal of Sexual Medicine] The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness

“Abstract
Introduction

The “Dunkelfeld” project offers pharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy to self-referred pedophilic patients in an anonymous way.
Aim

To provide a re-assessment focusing on the crucial time × group interaction (ie, the treatment effect).
Methods

A recent study reported on the effectiveness of the “Dunkelfeld” program based on intermediate data of a treatment group (TG; n = 53) and a waiting-list control group (CG; n = 22). With psychological indicators, it was concluded that the therapy program changed dynamic risk factors that are associated with sexually offending against children. Although based on an independent groups pre-post design, the original report includes within-group pre- and post-comparisons only, as well as between-group comparisons at the pre- and post-treatment stages. In the current study, an effect size index was computed that compares the change occurring in both groups (TG and CG) with each other (Morris d). Moreover, 95% CI of d were calculated.
Main Outcome Measures

The analyses were limited to 12 dynamic risk factors pertaining to emotional dysfunction, offense-supportive attitudes, sexual dysregulation, impression management, and 2 types of delinquent behavior, including recent behavior related to sexual offenses against children and recent use of child sexual abuse images.
Results

All 14 indicators showed weak treatment effects at most, with a median d of 0.30. None of the effect sizes was statistically significant (ie, in every case the 95% CI included 0). Further methodologic concerns include a familywise error rate close to 1 and too little statistical power to identify potential effects.
Clinical Implications

As far as dynamic risk factors are concerned, the data do not show that treatment within the “Dunkelfeld” program leads to any reduction of the proneness to commit sexual offenses against children.
Strengths & Limitations

The current study adds crucial information lacking in the original analysis. Because the re-appraisal has the same limited statistical power as the original study, the current results are tentative in the sense that the possibility of the program being effective cannot be ruled out. A further limitation is that not all of the dynamic risk factors chosen as indicators of possible treatment success have been established as relevant for sexual (re-)offending in prior empirical studies.
Conclusions

The outcome emphasizes the notion that independent groups pretest-posttest designs should be analyzed based on the treatment × time interaction.

Mokros A, Banse R. The “Dunkelfeld“ Project for Self-Identified Pedophiles: A Reappraisal of its Effectiveness. J Sex Med 2019;XX:XXX–XXX.
Key Words
Pedophilia
Sexual Offenses Against Children
Independent Groups Pretest-Posttest Design
Morris d
Effect Size”

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OxRisk Risk Calculators…


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Date: February 21, 2019

01) OxRisk

“OxRisk is a project by the Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology group at the University of Oxford.

We have developed four freely available web-based risk calculators:

OxRec – Risk of Recidivism Tool, also available in Swedish, and Greek

OxMIV – Mental Illness and Violence Tool, also available in Greek

OxMIS – Mental Illness and Suicide Tool

FoVOx – Forensic Psychiatry and Violence Tool”

These were meant for people who’ve been formerly incarcerated, who have schizophrenia or a bipolar disorder…and/or who’ve been hospitalized for mental issues…

…I’m disqualified from taking any of these…I’m so wonderful, that I’ve never been to prison…and I don’t have any mental illness…

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McPhail: attraction to children normal in childhood…


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Date: January 16, 2019

01) McPhail: attraction to children normal in childhood

02) More on Age of Onset of Attractions and Sexual Development in Pedohebephilic Individuals: Response to Tozdan and Briken (2018)

“Ian McPhail writes in the article:

“(…) most everyone, teleiophilic, pedophilic, hebephilic, etc., is attracted to children at some point in their lives, notably, when we are children and are attracted to our peers.”

I’ve often thought, and sometimes even said…that I think pedophilic sexual attraction is likely the most common form, of early, primal, sexual attraction…

…It just happens for most of us, when we are really early in life…and for some reason, most people tend to find adults more sexually pleasing, as they get older…

…Not sure if that means earlier sexual attractions fade away…But, they clearly can take a back seat…at least for some people.

It makes me wonder…how many of the people who’ve had sex with other children while a child themselves, were mostly doing such because the other children were the only viable options available…versus how many just never, ever wanted to have sex with an adult…and were credibly experiencing the pinnacle of their own sex life, as a child, themselves.

My sexual experiences with others as a boy, were largely nothing to rave about…Yet, I view myself as having been soundly in the latter group.

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Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Sociocultural Context of Sexual Risk Among Adult Latino Gay and Bisexual Men…


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Date: January 01, 2019

01) Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Sociocultural Context of Sexual Risk Among Adult Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

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“Abstract

Objectives. We sought to examine the relationships among childhood sexual abuse, social discrimination, psychological distress, and HIV-risk among Latino gay and bisexual men in the United States.

Methods. Data were from a probability sample of 912 men from Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; and New York, NY. We used logistic regression and path analyses to examine direct and indirect effects of childhood sexual abuse on psychological distress and sexual risk behavior.

Results. We found a 15.8% (95% confidence interval = 12.3%, 19.2%) prevalence of childhood sexual abuse. Not having sex before age 16 years and having consensual sex before age 16 years did not differ from each other in predicting any of the outcomes of interest. Forced sex was associated with a significantly increased risk for all outcomes. A path analyses yielded direct effects of childhood sexual abuse and exposure to homophobia during childhood and during adulthood on psychological distress and indirect effects on risky sexual behavior.

Conclusions. HIV-risk patterns among Latino gay and bisexual men are related to childhood sexual abuse and a social context of discrimination, which combined lead to symptoms of psychological distress and participation in risky sexual situations that increase risky sexual behaviors associated with HIV acquisition.”

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The Journal of Sex Research: What if the Child Appears to Enjoy It? Moral Attitudes Toward Adult-Child Sex Among Men With and Without Pedohebephilia…


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Date: December 21, 2018

01) What if the Child Appears to Enjoy It? Moral Attitudes Toward Adult-Child Sex Among Men With and Without Pedohebephilia

02) Thanks marth!

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“This study attempts to measure cognitions about adult-child sex by approaching the issue from a perspective of moral attitudes. We assessed ratings regarding direct and indirect harmfulness, nonconsent, exploitation, and differences in adults’ and children’s sexualities based on a description of adult-child sex without apparent child discomfort among an online sample of 120 pedohebephilic and 89 nonpedohebephilic German-speaking men. The results show that only 7.5% among pedohebephilic men had equal or less permissive attitudes than the average control, while 4.5% of nonpedohebephilic men had equal or more permissive attitudes than the average pedohebephilic man. Both groups did not, however, differ in their appraisal that children may suffer indirect harm via stigmatization. The findings also indicate that the moral perception of adult-child sex shows little differentiation among German-speaking lay people. We discuss the relevance of these findings for clinical practice and propose ideas for subsequent research.”

Sara Jahnke
Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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[Filip30] ‘Non-Discriminators’/dissertation age preferences…


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Date: December 21, 2018

01) ‘Non-Discriminators’/dissertation age preferences

“Smith, Terry Parsons (1993): Effects of the child’s relative age appearance and attractiveness on vulnerability to pedosexual interactions. Dissertation. The University of Texas at Austin.

In one of the studies of this dissertation the author asked 34 male college-students about their sexual age preference and reports:

“(…) 7 reported finding children, teenagers and young adults equally attractive as sexual partners” (page 127)

This means in this small study 21 % (!) of the students had no sexual age preference.

In one big German study 4,1 % of men said in their life they had a sexual contact with a “child” but only 0,1% of men were more attracted by prepubertals than by adults.

Citation:
http://www.mikado-studie.de/index.php/101.htm

Yet another research study, which strongly indicates what a lot of us have been talking about for years.

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[Filip30] study: MAPs rate child-adult-sex as moral…


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Date: December 21, 2018

01) study: MAPs rate child-adult-sex as moral

“In a new study the big majority (67 %) of minor-attracted-persons (MAPs) who were recruited through the websites boylandonline.com, boychat.org und viped.org rated sex between prepubescents or pubescents and adults as morally ok.

At the same time “there was general agreement (88%) that the child would have to fear stigmatization from society due to his or her sexual activities.”

The study is not representative for MAPs, but nevertheless the results show that probably a big part of the MAPs are not brainwashed as probably the biggest part of the rest of the society.

Sara Jahnke & Agustín Malón (2019) How pedophilic men think about adultchild sex: effects of child gender and physical maturity, Psychology, Crime & Law, 25:1, 90-107

Abstract:

“To date, very little research has tackled whether pedophilic men’s attitude towards adult–child sex depends on characteristics of the adult or the child involved in such acts. This study examines the effect of the child’s gender (male vs. female) and physical maturity (pre-pubescent vs. early pubescent) on the moral evaluation of apparently noncoercive adult–child sex in a 2 × 2 factorial online vignette experiment. One hundred eighty-three English-speaking pedophilic men rated their agreement with moral arguments on the Immoral Sex Scale, as well as whether they believed this behavior to be typical for a child. The results revealed considerable inter-individual differences, with about one third showing restrictive moral attitudes. Contrary to our expectations, gender and physical maturity neither affected the perceived morality of the sexual act, nor beliefs about the representativeness of the child’s behavior. However, when controlling for confounds, pedophilic men believed that boys were more likely to willingly engage in adult–child sex. Furthermore, participants with stronger liberal attitudes were found to be more likely to defend the sexual act, as were participants with a preferential interest in pre-pubescents. (…)”

Small sampling…but I have to say…It’s encouraging to see that early indicators are pointing towards most MAPs not psychologically internalizing the rhetoric…

…The caveat being, that these are all MAPs taken from online communities…which are generally quite self aware, and far more educated on these issues than your average person.

If they were able to tap into the broader pool of MAPs around the world…I suspect there would be far more MAPs, displaying that they are overwhelmed and dominated by the cultural norms and rhetoric of wherever they live.

This is one of the reasons why self awareness and education, are so important and vital amongst MAPs.

We wont get anywhere, until more of us recognize the truth and understand what is going on.

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[2009 Research] The consumption of Internet child pornography and violent and sex offending…


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Date: December 17, 2018

01) The consumption of Internet child pornography and violent and sex offending

“Background

There is an ongoing debate on whether consumers of child pornography pose a risk for hands-on sex offenses. Up until now, there have been very few studies which have analyzed the association between the consumption of child pornography and the subsequent perpetration of hands-on sex offenses. The aim of this study was to examine the recidivism rates for hands-on and hands-off sex offenses in a sample of child pornography users using a 6 year follow-up design.

Methods

The current study population consisted of 231 men, who were subsequently charged with consumption of illegal pornographic material after being detected by a special operation against Internet child pornography, conducted by the Swiss police in 2002. Criminal history, as well as recidivism, was assessed using the criminal records from 2008.

Results

4.8% (n = 11) of the study sample had a prior conviction for a sexual and/or violent offense, 1% (n = 2) for a hands-on sex offense, involving child sexual abuse, 3.3% (n = 8) for a hands-off sex offense and one for a nonsexual violent offense. When applying a broad definition of recidivism, which included ongoing investigations, charges and convictions, 3% (n = 7) of the study sample recidivated with a violent and/or sex offense, 3.9% (n = 9) with a hands-off sex offense and 0.8% (n = 2) with a hands-on sex offense.

Conclusion

Consuming child pornography alone is not a risk factor for committing hands-on sex offenses – at least not for those subjects who had never committed a hands-on sex offense. The majority of the investigated consumers had no previous convictions for hands-on sex offenses. For those offenders, the prognosis for hands-on sex offenses, as well as for recidivism with child pornography, is favorable.”

Many people don’t like to hear this…but the superstition of “child pornography causing pedophiles to move on to child molestation”, has never faired all that well when held up to scrutiny.

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