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    Pedophilia

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    Paedophilia: comes from the Greek word; paidophilia, which means friendship. But such a meaning denies the true horror of their beliefs and actions. A paedophile is a person who fantasies about having a relationship with young children. It is a person with a dark, destructive and a disturbed mind. Society in general is revolted by these people but they are encouraged to view it with understanding. Many health officials describe it as a mental illness that has no known cure. This is why they have

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    Pedophilia, which is defined as the sexual attraction to children who have not yet reached puberty, remains a vexing challenge for both clinicians and public officials. Part of this challenge stems from the fact that not all pedophiles are child molesters (or vice versa). Child molesters are defined by their sexual actions to children, whereas pedophiles are defined by their sexual desires for children. Essentially, one can be a pedophile without ever coming in contact with a child, and likewise

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    with an alarming increase rate, law enforcement authorities must be well-educated with typical profile of pedophiles and methods of operation. Those individuals identified as predatory pedophiles are suffering from a psychological disorder known as pedophilia supportive by the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). According to the DSM, these individuals are “experienced sexual fixation, fantasizing, or sexual activities with a minor for half a year; this will cause social problem

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    Pedophilia is one of several psychological dispositions referred to as paraphilias. Paraphilia is a condition where sexual arousal is dependent on fantasizing about engaging in sexual behavior considered atypical or extreme (Psychology Today, 2014). Pedophilia and other paraphilia are viewed as mental illness that is abnormal, distasteful, weird, kinky and totally unacceptable by most people (Psychology Today, 2014). One of the most hated, reviled, and public enraging individuals in society is

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    Exploring God Through The Hound of Heaven Francis Thompson lived in London at the end of the nineteenth century. He led a life that was often out of accord with the will of God, but repented near the end of his life and found God. He wrote an autobiographical poem, "The Hound of Heaven", based on his experiences. By analyzing this poem and Thompson's message, we can learn the truth of the statement "God's greatest attribute is His mercy." Thompson's troubles kicked off in the Soho district

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    His narrator's voice and main character, Humbert Humbert, explains the complex story of a man and his obsession. To set this book off from other books about obsession, Nabokov gives Humbert possibly the most socially unacceptable obsession of all: pedophilia. This obsession leads Humbert on a cross country journey to find his precious Lolita upon the discovery that she has run away and decided to marry. It is this Lolita that causes much of the controversy in the book. Is she an innocent child who is

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    Humbert the Pedophile

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    feelings toward the twelve year old Lolita as love, in actuality, it is obsessive lust. Nabokov does an excellent job displaying the characteristics of pedophilia through this character. Reading Lolita makes us conscious of the need to be more aware that pedophilia is alive and well in our society today. In developing this point, I will examine pedophilia and its clinical characteristics as they relate to Humbert Humbert and our society. While America sits smugly in front of it's televisions and computers

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    Vladamirs Nabokov’s novel titled Lolita explores the taboo topic of pedophilia and obsession. Humbert Humbert, the main character, has always had a strong attraction to young girls around the ages twelve to thirteen or nymphets as he likes to call him. He watches them play in the park, likes to look at pictures of Girl Scouts and enjoys watching them swim in the pool. Humbert reflecting on his life tries to justify his actions that have landed him in jail by writing them down in a manuscript. He

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    Essay On Pedophilia

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    short and long-term problems including anxiety, fear, anger, depression, shame, and poor self-esteem (Murray, 2000). The best way for society to counteract these detrimental side affects is to tackle the offenders. However, current treatments for pedophilia have been far from helpful, some of which include psychotherapy, behavior therapy, surgery, and medication (Berlin & Krout, 1994; Repique, 1999). While some of these treatments are effective, they are also unethical. In addition, of those that can

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    Hindered By Parker

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    and as such, we cannot say that all societies face similar social issues. Parker and I decided to talk about some of the social issues that majorly happening in most part of the world in “Resume” and “Hindered” with each talking about suicide and pedophilia respectively. At first glance, both “Resume” and “Hindered” are totally different poems with each has its own unique style of constructing the message of the poem. The images of the two poems are so completely distinctive

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    To What Degree Does Society View Pedophilia As A Crime? Throughout the world, the protection of children is the main priority. When it comes to the United States, pedophiles are seen as a threat to the wellbeing of kids of ages of 13 and under. Pedophilia is a mental disorder that can be treated; however, there is no cure for it. This means that pedophiles could be treated in a manner that protects both the pedophile and the youth. In the United States pedophilia is seen more as a criminal case

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    America, one of the largest social groups to which we can belong, certain values are instilled into our impressionable minds; for example, not many of us would accept pedophilia. Or would we? What if our interactions with others molded our susceptible minds so well, and so discreetly, that we came to casually accept pedophilia without knowing we were being deftly manipulated? This is the magic of Lolita, which does just that. The richness and playfulness of Humbert's prose; prominent allusions;

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    Should Virtual Child Pornography Be Banned?

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    In today’s society, people are debating if “virtual” child pornography should be banned. Most people believe that it should, while others believe that it should not be banned at all. Since the Supreme Court decided that “virtual” child pornography is legal, most people have felt that they have made a horrible mistake. By check many articles on this topic, I have decided to use two fairly good articles, written by two well-known editors, Wendy Kaminer, editor at The Atlantic Monthly, and Paul Rodriguez

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    priests have come forwards or been charged with child molestation. Cannon makes logical claims by issuing persuasive arguments on the issue that child molestation by priests has been covered up for years. She has been reporting on the issue of pedophilia by Church officials for more than 13 years. Cannon uses evidence to support her claim. She has a combination of evidence, some which of were interviews of children who were sexual molested by priests. Cannon, along with others has also been granted

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    Sex and Dominance in The Ghost Road

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    standard Booker motifs, such as war, the British class system, memory, and childhood, but Barker revitalizes these worn subjects.  With prostitutes, lecherous priests, and the naked body, she intersects the motifs of sex and dominance.  Homoeroticism, pedophilia, and prostitution deepen the dark hues of her narrative, fleshing out what might otherwise have been a tired war novel.  It is at the intersection of sex, dominance and gender that The Ghost Road earns its place among the Booker greats. In

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    Pedophiles

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    with sex offenders even though pedophilia is a mental disorder and does not mean they committed a crime. Individuals who molest children are not always identified as a pedophile. According to the DSMV in order to be diagnosed as pedophile the urges must be recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving activity with a prepubescent child or children. These feelings or urges must present for 6 months. The misconception of pedophilia makes these individuals feel that

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    The Friedmans and Memory

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    Memory is a subject to be dealt with delicately, especially when dealing with children. They are fragile and can be manipulated very easily. In the case of Arnold and Jesse Friedman the fragility of children’s memories is the only thing to prove innocence or guilt. Arnold Friedman was arrested for receiving child pornography. On a raid of his house, among the dozens of other magazines and pictures in his office, the police found a roster for the computer class Arnie and his son Jesse were teaching

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    Pedophiles and the Criminal Justice System

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    educate our children and ourselves so we may begin to put an end to this vicious crime. What is a pedophile? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-111-R; American Psychiatric Association, 1987) lists the essential features of pedophilia as “ recurrent, intense, sexual urges and sexually arousing fantasies, of at least six months duration, involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child” (p.284). The prepubescent child is normally thirteen years old or younger. (Murray, 2000)

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    In the modern world, how people perceive and act in relation to crime and criminals is influenced and shaped by the media. The print media’s representations of certain crimes such as child sexual abuse, and the discourses used in presenting child sexual abusers “work in the background, in [the] unconscious mind” (Trend, p.63) to influence readers to “make subtle changes in [their] attitudes” (Trend, p.63) towards crime and certain criminals. Not only does the media shape the view of crimes and their

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    Megan’s Law: Protecting American Families Everywhere In the summer of 1994 in Hamilton, New Jersey, a small girl by the name of Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by a convicted pedophile, Jesse Timmendequas. The shocking crime rocked not only the small town, but the entire country. A desperate mother told reporters “Please, please help us find our daughter, she’s a wonderful girl ... she’s only seven. Let her come back.” (www.crimelibrary.com) No mother should ever have to beg for her daughter’s

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