characteristics of pedophilia-criminal psychology

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Sexual Offenses PEDOPHILIA The clinical term for the more commonly used terms child molestation and child sexual abuse o Not necessarily accompanied by action o A psychological diagnosis o Pedophilia could just be someone who has sexual arousal regarding children and an obsession with it PARAPHILIA Recurrent sexually arousing fantasias, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving (1) nonhuman objects, (2) the suffering of humiliation of oneself or one’s partner, or (3) children or other nonconsenting persons, that occur over a period of at least 6 months. o Sadomasochism – likely to experience abuse as children o (3) – the section that has to do with pedophilia The definition of a pedophile is (1) and (3) PEDOPHILIA (CON’T) Definition o Hebephilia – children from 13-15 year olds o For pedophilia, it’s usually children under 13 years old Incident rates o There is no national recording system for sexual abuse against children specifically o Conducted their own national survey Estimate that 5-10% of the male population has engaged in child sexual abuse at some point in their life 5-10% have abused a child at one point in their life o May have been a onetime occurrence and may not have been a pedophilia occurrence 1/4 th to 1/3 rd of females and 1/10 th of males were molested during childhood o Youtube – more pedophiles caught trying to have sex with children o Youtube – Capturing the Friedmans trailer He was guilty and admitted to having possession of child pornography He said he wasn’t guilty of the child molestation though. COMMONALITIES BETWEEN PEDOPHILES AND RAPISTS
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course PSYC 3100 taught by Professor Clementz during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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