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Literature and Resources

We want to equip both professionals and community members with the latest articles and information pertaining to individuals who have non-contact problematic sexual thoughts, fantasies, and/or behaviors. Please bookmark this page as we update it often to include new information. 

Scientific and Professional Journals

The below are peer reviewed articles that primarily explore non-contact specific sexual attraction and behavior. At times we may post articles that include contact problematic sexual behavior including various paraphilias. 

Taxometric analyses of pedophilia utilizing self-report, behavioral, and sexual arousal indicators Source: Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Stephens, Skye,Leroux, Elisabeth,Skilling, Tracey,Cantor, James M.,Seto, Michael C.

Taxometric analyses of pedophilia utilizing self-report, behavioral, and sexual arousal indicators

Source: Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Stephens, Skye,Leroux, Elisabeth,Skilling, Tracey,Cantor, James M.,Seto, Michael C.

fMRI Testing Holds Promise in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Source: Scientific American, Debra W. Soh (2017)

fMRI Testing Holds Promise in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Source: Scientific American, Debra W. Soh (2017)

The Puzzle of Male Chronophilias  Source: Archives of Sex Behavior, Seto, M.C. (2017)

The Puzzle of Male Chronophilias

 Source: Archives of Sex Behavior, Seto, M.C. (2017)

Presenting a Treatment Concept for People with a Self-Reported Sexual Interest in Children in an Outpatient Setting Source: Open Journal of Psychiatry, T. Schulz, S. Palmer, G. Stolpmann, M. Wernicke, J. L. Müller (2017)

Presenting a Treatment Concept for People with a Self-Reported Sexual Interest in Children in an Outpatient Setting

Source: Open Journal of Psychiatry, T. Schulz, S. Palmer, G. Stolpmann, M. Wernicke, J. L. Müller (2017)

Adolescents and Pornography: A Review of 20 Years of Research Source: The Journal of Sex Research, J Peter, V.M. Valkenburg (2016)

Adolescents and Pornography: A Review of 20 Years of Research

Source: The Journal of Sex Research, J Peter, V.M. Valkenburg (2016)

Mitigating Sexual Recidivism: 'Treatment' or 'Intervention'  Source: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Jon Brandt, David Prescott, and Kieran McCartan (2016)

Mitigating Sexual Recidivism: 'Treatment' or 'Intervention'

 Source: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Jon Brandt, David Prescott, and Kieran McCartan (2016)

Being Sexually Attracted to Minors: Sexual Development, Coping With Forbidden Feelings, and Relieving Sexual Arousal in Self-Identified Pedophiles Source: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Jenny A. B. M. Houtepen, Jelle J. Sijtsema, and Stefan Bogaerts (2016)

Being Sexually Attracted to Minors: Sexual Development, Coping With Forbidden Feelings, and Relieving Sexual Arousal in Self-Identified Pedophiles

Source: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Jenny A. B. M. Houtepen, Jelle J. Sijtsema, and Stefan Bogaerts (2016)

Characteristics of On-Line Sex Offenders: A Meta-Analysis  Source: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, K.M. Babchishim, R.K. Hanson, C. A. Hermann (2016)

Characteristics of On-Line Sex Offenders: A Meta-Analysis

 Source: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, K.M. Babchishim, R.K. Hanson, C. A. Hermann (2016)

Get It, Got It, Good: Media Interpretation and Sexual Harm Source: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Kieran McCartan, (2015)

Get It, Got It, Good: Media Interpretation and Sexual Harm

Source: Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Kieran McCartan, (2015)

The Dark Side of Internet Searches: A Macro Level Assessment of Rape Culture International Journal of Cyber Criminology, D.A. Making, A. L. Morczek (2015)

The Dark Side of Internet Searches: A Macro Level Assessment of Rape Culture

International Journal of Cyber Criminology, D.A. Making, A. L. Morczek (2015)

Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Effective Elements and Appropriate Outcome Evaluations  Source: Advances in Program Evaluation, Volume 13, W.L. Marshall, L.E. Marshall (2013)

Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Effective Elements and Appropriate Outcome Evaluations

 Source: Advances in Program Evaluation, Volume 13, W.L. Marshall, L.E. Marshall (2013)

Can treatment be effective with sexual offenders or does it do harm?  Source: Sexual Offender Treatment, Volume 5, W.L. Marshall, L.E. Marshall (2010)

Can treatment be effective with sexual offenders or does it do harm? 

Source: Sexual Offender Treatment, Volume 5, W.L. Marshall, L.E. Marshall (2010)

Explanations given by child pornography offenders for their crimes  Source: Journal of Sexual Aggression, M.C. Seto, L. Reeves, S. Jung (2010)

Explanations given by child pornography offenders for their crimes

 Source: Journal of Sexual Aggression, M.C. Seto, L. Reeves, S. Jung (2010)

Online News Publications

Articles from various on-line news sources exploring topics including pedophilia, Sugar daddies/babies, “Johns” and Prostitution, child abuse prevention.  

Should We Lift the Stigma on 'Virtuous Pedophiles"?  Source: Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Sherry F. Colb (2016)

Should We Lift the Stigma on 'Virtuous Pedophiles"?

 Source: Verdict: Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia, Sherry F. Colb (2016)

True Pedophiles Are Completely Abandoned  Source: Altamont Enterprise, Elizabeth Floyd Mair (2016)

True Pedophiles Are Completely Abandoned

 Source: Altamont Enterprise, Elizabeth Floyd Mair (2016)

The Man Whose Brain Tumor 'Turned Him Into A Paedophile' Source: Independent, Kashmira Gander (2016)

The Man Whose Brain Tumor 'Turned Him Into A Paedophile'

Source: Independent, Kashmira Gander (2016)

The Nature of Pedophilia  Source: BBC Radio (2015)

The Nature of Pedophilia

 Source: BBC Radio (2015)

Gene G. Abel's Statistical Crimes - A Persistent Blight on the Science of Sexuality Source: Medium.com, Kristofor Xavier, K. Beylant (2014)

 

Government and Non Profit Organizations

At times we will share articles and general information for the public on various sex offender specific topics as well as topics on neurodiverse populations and sex crimes (ie. Autism Spectrum, Parkinson’s Disease, TBI). 

Aspergers Syndrome in the Criminal Justice System Source: AANE, Judge Kimberly Taylor (retired), Dr. Gary Mesibov, and Dennis Debbaudt (2009)

Aspergers Syndrome in the Criminal Justice System

Source: AANE, Judge Kimberly Taylor (retired), Dr. Gary Mesibov, and Dennis Debbaudt (2009)