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Running head: PEDOPHILES ARE THEY SICK OR EVIL? 1 Pedophiles are they sick or evil? Jenny Dodson (Cooper) COM 220 August 8, 2010 B L Wilson, M. Ed.
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PEDOPHILES ARE THEY SICK OR EVIL? 2 Pedophiles are they sick or evil? A pedophile can be anyone, a husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, friend or neighbor. When thinking the word pedophile there is a sick feeling, one gets in the pit of their stomach. These are monsters of the worst kind, the most evil of our species, or are they? Many psychologists today believe that pedophilia (the sexual attraction to young children) is a mental illness that can with much rehabilitation be cured or at least controlled. There are many measures used by psychologists today including: castration, nullification, and long term therapy. These are the means proven by mental health experts to control or diminish sexual drive in convicted pedophiles. Even though pedophiles deserve incarceration for the crimes they commit, rehabilitating pedophiles lowers the risk of repeat offences. Many psychologists believe that pedophilia is the result of a genetic impulse in the DNA rather than a freely made moral choice. Pedophilia has been proven to be a mental illness that can be proven in a court of law. Although many criminals use mental illness to get out of incarceration pedophiles truly need the psychiatric therapy sentenced to mentally ill criminals. Incarceration only takes a pedophile out of the picture for a short amount of time with little or no therapy this child predator will return to the way they lived before. Confessed predators feel that they do not have a choice in the actions they take. "With all that I have coldheartedly learned
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