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From the Publisher"Cure, of 'healing,' of pedophilia is only one of its aspects dealt with in the six articles by psychiatrists with teaching and clinical backgrounds. Recognizing that the sources and causes of pedophilia are too little understood for any cure to be much more than a somewhat arbitrary, hopeful exercise, the editors and authors of this volume of the publisher's Forensic Psychotherapy Monograph Series attempt to answer the questions 'where to these urges come from?', and 'what purpose do they serve?' for the pedophile. In the articles with references to individual pedophiles, clinical studies, sexual abuse suffered by pedophiles themselves, and the relationship of adolescent experiences and homosexuality to pedophilia, the psychiatrists shed much light on the murky origins and the playing out of pedophilia. With the bulk of its content on the psychology and behavior of pedophiles rather than clinical data, the collected articles are of interest to many lay readers."
"This book constitutes the first major textbook on the pedophilias and we trust is a spur to others to analyze pedophile perverts as well as to tenderly care for the wounds of the child victims who are described within its pages."