The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bike into the corner to make room for a circle of overstuffed chairs dug up at the local Goodwill.
For over three decades, Child Lures Prevention has analyzed data on the methods child molesters use for luring children and teens into abuse and worse. Child molesters come from all economic backgrounds, geographic areas and include every ethnicity, race and creed. The sole characteristic all child molesters share is having thoughts about being sexual with children, and acting on those thoughts.
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As I mentioned, however, there are some ways in which researchers and practitioners have tried to identify more similar groups or subtypes of sex offenders. So at this point we are going to talk about some of these subtypes or typologies, and how some of the characteristics of offenders discussed in the last section of this training—in addition to the nature of their offenses and their targeted victims—play out within and across these groups. Nonetheless, these subtypes can provide us with some ways in which we can think about different types of sex offenders, and may help us tailor our intervention efforts according to what might work best with those particular types of offenders.
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Content note: Below is a compilation of several different studies that work to provide information about perpetrators. Much of this data comes from studies that are outdated and contain heteronormative language, although still providing important information. SAPAC recognizes that many of these articles fail to provide inclusive information about perpetrators and survivors.
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The conviction and sentencing of a high profile sex offender this week has ignited, yet again, a national conversation about child sexual abuse and those who harm children. While it is clear that child sexual abuse is considered to be a very serious crime, the debate has also highlighted ambivalence in our attitude towards individual sex offenders and how we should respond to them. I believe that child sexual abuse is, apart from murder, the most serious crime that it is possible to commit. However, it is a much more common crime than murder.
S exual violence remains a serious social problem with devastating consequences. However, resource scarcity within the criminal justice system continues to impede the battle against sexual violence. The challenge of "making society safer" not only includes the need for resources, but also requires a comprehensive understanding of accurate offense patterns and risk.