Articles in the Text-Based Media about Pedophilia
Burns, Catherine (11 September 2017) The young paedophiles who say they don’t abuse children, BBC News
Articles before 2017
Stern, Mark Joseph (2 December 2016) Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Absurdly Repressive North Carolina Sex Offender Law, Slate
Burns, Sarah (17 November 2016) I'm Not a Monster, The Sun
Babchishin, Kelly (11 November 2016) Towards Informed Public Policies to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Nextgenforensic
Johnston, Ian (25 October 2016) Brains of Paedophiles Who Abuse Children Are Different To Those Who Do Not, Independent
Scholz, Kay-Alexander (25 October 2016) Model Project for Pedophiles Saved, Deutsche Welle
Grayson, Juliet (13 October 2016) UK Mandatory Reporting, Stopso
Lewson, Simon (28 September 2016) Why Would Someone Choose to be a Monster, The Walrus
Grayson, Juliet (18 September 2016) He is A Pedophile But That Doesn't Make Him A Child Molester, Huffington Post
Bering, Jesse (15 September 2016) LGBT ...Z? The Limits of Inclusiveness in the Alphabet Rainbow, The Ethics Centre
Tsoulis-Reay, Alexa (18 August 2016) What It's Like To Be A Celibate Pedophile, New York Magazine
Editorial (13 August 2016) First Save the Children, Economist
Editorial (13 August 2016) Shedding Light on the Dark Field, Economist
Dark, Stephen (10 August 2016) No Way Out, Salt Lake City Weekly
Colb, Sherry (12 July 2016) Should We Lift the Stigma on Virtuous Pedophiles, Verdict
McPhail, Ian (June 2016) Disclosing a sexual interest in children to others, Nextgenforensic
Clark-Flory, Tracy (23 May 2016) Virtuous Pedophiles Put Therapists In An Ethical Catch-22, Vocativ
McBride Wilson, Alexander (May 2016) Beyond Choice & Reason: Non-offending Paedophilia, Flint Magazine
Prosser Scully, Ruby (29 April 2016) How Is Pedophilia A Health Issue, Medical Republic
Singal, Jesse (13 April 2016) How Should Society Handle Pedophiles Who Haven't Hurt Anyone, New York Magazine
Krissen, Ben (13 April 2016) A Coming Out That Has To Remain A secret, Wordpress
Muller, Robert (17 March 2016) Non-Offending Pedophiles Suffer From Isolation, Psychology Today
Stillman, Sarah (14 March 2016) When Kids Are Accused of Sex Crimes, The New Yorker Magazine
Firsthand (10 March 2016) Four Misconceptions About Pedophiles
Campea, Matthew (10 March 2016) Tackling A Tough Subject: Why I Made a Documentary About Pedophiles, Firsthand
Martin, Knelman (9 March 2016) I, Pedophile dares to empathize, The Star
Elmhurst, Sophie (1 March 2016) What Should We Do About Paedophiles, Guardian
Geiger, Dorian (25 February 2016) Newfoundland's Child Sex Doll Trial Raises Uncomfortable Questions About Pedophilia and the Law, Vice
Frisch, Ian (3 February 2016) Dark Net: The Virtuous Online Pedophile Forums, Vocativ
Sullum, Jacob (1 February 2016) For Looking at Child Porn, a Judge Imposes a Sentence of Days Rather Than Years, Reason
Brown, Kristen (1 February 2016) Should this man go to prison for buying a child sex doll?, Fusion
Weinstein, J (Senior Judge) (21 January 2016) Sentencing Memorandum in Case Involving Child Pornography, US District Court, Eastern NY
Willis, Paul (15 January 2016) Realizing You're A Pedophile Can Make you Want To Kill Yourself, Vice Magazine
D'Anasastasio, C (14 January 2016) Can Virtual Sex Prevent Pedophiles from Harming Children In Real Life, Vice Magazine
Morin, Ric (11 January 2016) Can Child Sex Dolls Keep Pedophiles From Offending, Atlantic Magazine
Smith, Sean (28 November 2015) Of People and Pedophiles, The Varsity Magazine
BBC News Magazine (24 November 2015) Are Pedophiles Brains Wired Differently?, BBC News Magazine
Bleyer, Jennifer (3 November 2015) Sympathy for the Deviant, Psychology Today
Soh, Debra (27 October 2015) The Pedophile I Could Not Help, Salon.com
Connolly, Kate (16 October 2015) How Germany Treats Paedophiles Before They Offend, Guardian
Nickerson, Todd (30 September 2015) I'm a Pedophile, You're the Monsters, Salon.com
Prescott, D (24 September 2015) As courts censure civil detention practices, is it time for professionals to speak up?, Forensic Psychologist
Nickerson, Todd (21 September 2015) I'm a Pedophile, But Not a Monster, Salon.com
McGuinness, Daniel (13 July 2015) Germany Urges Paedophiles Out of the Shadows, BBC News Magazine
Whitney, Brian (July 2015) Facing Disturbing Truths About Pedophilia Could Help Us Keep Kids Safer, Pacific Standard
Wilson, Alexander McBride (May 2015) Child Celibate: Understanding Non-Offending Pedophilia, Lens Culture
Babchishin, Kelly (20 February 2015) How Precision in Language Can Help Prevent Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
Evans, Robert (8 February 2015) 5 Ways We Misunderstand Pedophilia (That Makes it Worse), cracked.com
Hurst, Dominic (4 February 2015) Can You Stop A Paedophile Before They Even Start?, BBC News Magazine
Ferguson, Kate (2 December 2014) When society mistakes pedophiles for molesters, dw.com
Kaplan, Margo (26 October 2014) Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime, The New York Times
Letourneau, Elizabeth (10 October 2014) We Need to Make It Easier for Pedophiles to Seek Help, Time Op-Ed
Roache, Rebecca (13 August 2014) Should we do more to help paedophiles?, Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
Malone, Luke (11 August 2014) You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?, medium.com
Sicha, C (11 August 2014) The Pedophiles Who Don't Want to Hurt Children, The Awl
Hildebrandt, A (August 2014) Virtuous Pedophiles Gives Support Therapy Cannot, CBCNews
Lytton, Charlotte (23 May 2014) Study Finds Pedophiles' Brains Wired to Find Children Attractive, The Daily Beast
McKenzie-Murray, Martin (10 May 2014) Inside the Mind of a Pedophile, The Saturday Paper (Australia)
Kane, Laura (22 December 2013) Is Pedophilia a Sexual Orientation?, Toronto Star
Dreger, A (26 August 2013) What Can Be Done About Pedophilia?, The Atlantic
Goldberg, D (26 August 2013) I, Pedophile, The Atlantic
Letourneau, E (6 August 2013) A Prevention-First Approach to Child Sexual Abuse, The Baltimore Sun
Cantor, James (15 July 2013) Happy Birthday, Virtuous Pedophiles!, Sexology Today Blog
Rosenfeld, Steven (21 February 2013) Are Some Men Born Pedophiles? New Science Says Yes, But Sexologists Say Not So Fast, AlterNet
Edwards, Kyle (21 January 2013) Pedophilia, Preemptive Imprisonment, and the Ethics of Predisposition, Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
Aviv, Rachel (14 January 2013) The Science of Sex Abuse, The New Yorker
Zarembo, Alan (14 January 2013) Many researchers taking a different view of pedophilia, LA Times
Henley, Jon (2 January 2013) Paedophilia: Bringing Dark Desires To Light, The Guardian
Berlin, Fred (9 October 2012) Sandusky Will Die in Prison, and We Talked To a Pedophilia Expert, vice
Bleyer, Jennifer (24 September 2012) How Can We Stop Pedophiles? Stop treating them like monsters, slate.com
Jefferson, Cord (7 September 2012) Born This Way: Sympathy and Science for Those Who Want to Have Sex with Children, gawker.com
Clarke-Flory, Tracy (30 June 2012) Meet pedophiles who mean well: The men behind VirtuousPedophiles.com are attracted to children but devoted to denying their desires, Salon.com
Cantor, James (21 June 2012) Do Pedophiles Deserve Sympathy?, CNN
Audio or Video Media stories on Pedophilia (and a few scientific presentations too)
Doe, Lindsey (9 April 2021) VirtuousPedophiles, Sexplanations
Vice (27 August 2019) The Men Who Call Themselves Non-Offending Pedophiles, Vice
Supoz (16 December 2016) Interview With A Pedophile, Supoz
Nickerson, Todd (16 November 2016) Inside the Life of a Virtuous Pedophile, Barcroft TV
Nickerson, Todd (15 August 2016) Episode #44, The Dark Room
Sickboy (6 June 2016) The Science of Pedophilia, Sickboy
Kast, Sheilah and Andrea Appleton (10 May 2016) Reforming the Sex Offender Registry, WYPR
Broomhall, Luke (1 April 2016) How do we protect or children from the unspeakable?, TEDx Talks
Redd, Nancy; Cantor, James; Coleman, Jenny (31 December 2015) How Do You Stop Child Porn Before It Starts, Huffington Post
Dempsey, Rachyll (December 2015)  Pedophilia with Psychological Assessment, Inc, Security Guy Radio
Aquillano, Kate (12 November 2015) Experts: There's a difference between pedophilia and child molestation, DrDrew
Selby, Helena (13 July 2015) The Nature of Paedophilia, BBC Radio 4 (Audio)
Malone, Luke (5 June 2015) Lived Experiences of Young Adults Attracted to Minors, Moore Center
Eidman, Alex (17 September 2014) Exploring Options to Help Pedophiles, OPB Think Out Loud
McPeake, Dan (with Luke Malone) (16 June 2014) Cyberbullies, Mass Media and Pedophiles, Beta PRX Endeavours (Audio)
Munger, Andrew (1 May 2014) Born That Way?, CBCradio 'Ideas' (Audio)
Malone, Luke (11 April 2014) Tarred And Feathered: Help Wanted, This American Life (Audio)
Camilleri, Ricky (12 February 2014) Inside the Pedophile Brain, HuffPost Live
Cantor, James (21 January 2014) Mysteries of the Mind: The Pedophile's Brain, The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Ach, Diana (26 May 2013) If I'm attracted to children, I must be a monster, DW.com (Audio)
Finkelhor, David (29 October 2012) Child Sexual Abuse Conference: Overview and Epidemiology, Penn State (Video)
Cantor, James (2011) Brain Research and Pedophilia: What it Means for Assessment, Treatment, and Policy, ATSA (Video)
An excellent resource: B4U-ACT’S SUMMARY OF MAP RESEARCH
Scientific Journal Articles since 2016
Beier, K. M. (2021). Pedophilia, Hebephilia and Sexual Offending against Children: The Berlin Dissexuality Therapy. (Edited book)
Stephens, S., McPhail, I. V., Heasman, A., & Moss, S. (2021). Mandatory reporting and clinician decision-making when a client discloses sexual interest in children. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement. (link)
Bailey, J. M., Blanchard, R., Hsu, K. J., & Revelle, W. (2020). A map of desire: multidimensional scaling of men's sexual interest in male and female children and adults. Psychological Medicine, 1-7. (link)
Martijn, F. M., Babchishin, K. M., Pullman, L. E., & Seto, M. C. (2020). Sexual attraction and falling in love in persons with pedohebephilia. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-14. (link)
Mcphail IV, Olver ME. Interventions for Pedohebephilic Arousal in Men Convicted for Sexual Offenses Against Children: A Meta-Analytic Review. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2020;47(10):1319-1339. (link)
Jordan, K., Wild, T. S. N., Fromberger, P., Müller, I., & Müller, J. L. (2020). Are there any biomarkers for pedophilia and sexual child abuse? A review. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 940. (link)
Seto, M. C. (2019). The motivation-facilitation model of sexual offending. Sexual Abuse, 31(1), 3-24. (link)
Levenson, J. S., Grady, M. D., & Morin, J. W. (2019). Beyond the “ick factor”: Counseling non-offending persons with pedophilia. Clinical Social Work Journal, 1-9. (link)
Levenson, J. S., & Grady, M. D. (2019). “I Could Never Work With Those People...”: Secondary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Via a Brief Training for Therapists About Pedophilia. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(20), 4281-4302. (link)
Jahnke, S. (2018). The stigma of pedophilia: Clinical and forensic implications. European Psychologist, 23(2), 144.
Fedoroff, J. P. (2018). Can people with pedophilia change?: Yes they can!. Current Sexual Health Reports, 10(4), 207-212. (link)
Jahnke, S. (2018). Emotions and cognitions associated with the stigma of non-offending pedophilia: A vignette experiment. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(2), 363-373. (link)
Imhoff, R., & Jahnke, S. (2018). Determinants of punitive attitudes toward people with pedophilia: Dissecting effects of the label and intentionality ascriptions. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(2), 353-361. (link)
Bruce, S. L., Ching, T. H., & Williams, M. T. (2018). Pedophilia-themed obsessive–compulsive disorder: assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment with exposure and response prevention. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(2), 389-402. (link)
Scientific Journal Articles (2016 and before)
Hsu and Bailey, (November 29, 2016), Autopedephilia: Erotic Identity Inversions in Men Sexually Attracted to Children, Psychological Science
Bailey and Hsu (November 4, 2016), Orienting Basic Research on Chronophilias, Archives of Sexual Behavior
Bailey, Bernhard and Hsu (October 11, 2016), An Internet Study of Men Sexually Attracted to Children: Correlates of Sexual Offending, Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Bailey, Hsu and Bernhard (October 11, 2016), An Internet Study of Men Sexually Attracted to Children: Sexual Attraction Patterns, Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Seto, Michael (August, 2016), The Puzzle of Male Chronophilias, Archives of Sexual Behavior
Cantor, James and Ian McPhail, (April, 2016). Non-Offending Pedophiles, Current Sexual Health Reports
Ackerman, Alissa and Marshall Burns (Spring, 2016). Bad Data: How Government agencies distort statistics on sex crime recidivism, Justice Policy Journal
Leach, C., Stewart, A., Smallbone, S., (Nov. 23, 2015). Testing the Sexually Abused Sexual Abuser Hypothesis: A Prospective Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study. Child Abuse and Neglect
Houtepin, J., Sijtsena, J., Bogaert, S., (June 22, 2015), Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Being Sexually Attracted to Minors: Sexual Development, Coping With Forbidden Feelings And Relieving Sexual Arousal in Self-Identified Pedophiles
Beier, KM, Grundmann, D, Scherner, G, Konrad, D, Amelund T (February, 2015), Journal of Sexual Medicine, The German Dunkelfeld project: a pilot study to prevent child sexual abuse and the use of abusive child images, 529-542.
Seto, M. C., & Eke, A. W. (2015). Predicting recidivism among adult male child pornography offender: Development of the Child Pornography Offender Risk Tool (CPORT). Law and Human Behavior, 39, 416-429. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000128
Mokros, A., & Habermeyer, E. (online). Regression to the mean mimicking changes in sexual arousal to child stimuli in pedophiles. Archives of Sexual Behavior. do: 10.1007/s10508-015-0652-8
Cantor J.M., Lafaille S., Soh D., Moayedi M., Mikulis D.J., Girard T.A. Arch Sex Behav. 2015. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Pedophilia.
Tenbergen, G., Wittfoth, M., Frieling, H., Ponseti, W., Walter, M., Walter, H., Beier, K., Schiffer, B. Tillmann, Kruger, H.C., Hum. Neurosci., 24 June 2015, The neurobiology and psychology of pedophilia: recent advances and challenges
Poeppl, T. B., Eickhoff, S. B., Fox, P. T., Laird, A. R., Rupprecht, R., Langguth, B., et al. (2015). Connectivity and functional profiling of abnormal brain structures in pedophilia. Hum. Brain Mapp. 36, 2374–2386.
Kärgel, C., Massau, C., Weiss, S., Walter, M., Kruger, T. H., and Schiffer, B. (2015). Diminished functional connectivity on the road to child sexual abuse in pedophilia. J. Sex. Med. 12, 783–795.
Dombert, Beate & Schmidt, Alexander et al (2015) Running Head: Sexual Interest in Prepubescent Children, Journal of Sex Research
Federoff, P., Curry, S., Muller, K., Ranger, R. Briken, P., Bradford, J. (12/9/2014), Evidence That Arousal to Pedophilic Stimuli Can Change: Response to Bailey, Cantor and Lalumiere, Archives of Sexual Behavior
Bailey, J.M. (7/2014), A Failure to Demonstrate Changes in Sexual Interest in Pedophilic Men, Archives of Sexual Behavior
Federoff, P., Curry, S., Muller, K., Ranger, R. Briken, P., Bradford, J. (2014), Changes in Sexual Arousal as Measured by Penile Plethysmography in Men with Pedophilic Interest, Archives of Sexual Behavior
Mohnke, S., Muller, S., Amelung, T., Kruger, T. H., Ponseti, J., Schiffer, B., et al. (2014). Brain alterations in paedophilia: a critical review. Prog. Neurobiol. 122C, 1–23.
Fazio, R. L., Lykins, A. D., and Cantor, J. M. (2014). Elevated rates of atypical handedness in paedophilia: theory and implications. Laterality 19, 690–704.
Poeppl, T. B., Nitschke, J., Santtila, P., Schecklmann, M., Langguth, B., Greenlee, M. W., et al. (2013). Association between brain structure and phenotypic characteristics in pedophilia. J. Psychiatr. Res. 47, 678–685.
Alanko, K., Salo, B., Mokros, A., and Santtila, P. (2013). Evidence for heritability of adult men’s sexual interest in youth under age 16 from a population-based extended twin design. J. Sex. Med. 10, 1090–1099.
Seto, M. C. (2012). Is pedophilia a sexual orientation? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 231-236.
Cantor, J., and Blanchard, R. (2012). White matter volumes in pedophiles, hebephiles, and teleiophiles. Arch. Sex. Behav. 41, 749–752.
Blanchard, R., Kuban, M., Blak, T., Klassen, P., Dicky, R., Cantor, M., (2012). Sexual Attraction to Others: A Comparison of Two Models of Alloerotic Responding in Men, Arch. Sex. Behav.
Neutze, J., Grundmann, D., Scherner, G., Beier, K. (2012), Undetected and Detected Child Sex Abuse and Child Pornography Offenders, Intl J. Law and Psychology (14 March 2012)
Tewksbury, R., Jennings, W., Zgoba, K. (2011), Sex Offenders: Recidivism and Collateral Consequences, Marilyn Moses National Institute of Justice
Schaefer, G. A., Mundt, I. A., Feelgood, S., Hupp, E., Neutze, J., Ahlers, C. J., et al. (2010). Potential and dunkelfeld offenders: two neglected target groups for prevention of child sexual abuse. Int. J. Law Psychiatry 33, 154–163.
Seto, M., Hanson, R., Babchishi, K. (2010), Contact Sexual Offending by Men With Online Sexual Offenses, Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 20 Dec. 2010)
Diamond, M., Jozifkova, E., Weiss, P. (2010), Pornography and Sex Crimes in the Czech Republic, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 30 November 2010
Beier, K. M., Ahlers, C. J., Goecker, D., Neutze, J., Mundt, I. A., Hupp, E., et al. (2009a). Can pedophiles be reached for primary prevention of child sexual abuse? First results of the Berlin prevention project dunkelfeld (PPD). J. Forens. Psychiatry Psychol. 20, 851–867.
Beier, K. M., Neutze, J., Mundt, I. A., Ahlers, C. J., Goecker, D., Konrad, A., et al. (2009b). Encouraging self-identified pedophiles and hebephiles to seek professional help: first results of the prevention project dunkelfeld (PPD). Child Abuse Negl. 33, 545–549.
Blanchard, R., Lykins, A. D., Wherrett, D., Kuban, M. E., Cantor, J. M., Blak, T., Dickey, R., & Klassen, P. E. (2009). Pedophilia, hebephilia, and the DSM–V. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38, 335–350.
Cantor, J. M., Kabani, N., Christensen, B. K., Zipursky, R. B., Barbaree, H. E., Dickey, R., Klassen, P. E., Mikulis, D. J., Kuban, M. E., Blak, T., Richards, B. A., Hanratty, M. K., & Blanchard, R. (2008). Cerebral white matter deficiencies in pedophilic men. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 42, 167–183.
Blanchard, R., Kolla, N. J., Cantor, J. M., Klassen, P. E., Dickey, R., Kuban, M. E., & Blak, T. (2007). IQ, handedness, and pedophilia in adult male patients stratified by referral source. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 19, 285–309.
Cantor, J. M., Kuban, M. E., Blak, T., Klassen, P. E., Dickey, R., & Blanchard, R. (2007). Physical height in pedophilia and hebephilia. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 19, 395–407.
Seto, M. C., Cantor, J. M., & Blanchard, R. (2006). Child pornography offenses are a valid diagnostic indicator of pedophilia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 610–615.
Cantor, J. M., Blanchard, R., Robichaud, L. K., & Christensen, B. K. (2005). Quantitative reanalysis of aggregate data on IQ in sexual offenders. Psychological Bulletin, 131, 555–568.
Cantor, J. M., Klassen, P. E., Dickey, R., Christensen, B. K., Kuban, M. E., Blak, T., Williams, N. S., & Blanchard, R. (2005). Handedness in pedophilia and hebephilia. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34, 447–459.
Cantor, J. M., Blanchard, R., Christensen, B. K., Dickey, R., Klassen, P. E., Beckstead, A. L., Blak, T., & Kuban, M. E. (2004). Intelligence, memory, and handedness in pedophilia. Neuropsychology, 18, 3–14.
Blanchard, R., Christensen, B. K., Strong, S. M., Cantor, J. M., Kuban, M. E., Klassen, P., Dickey, R., & Blak, T. (2002). Retrospective self-reports of childhood accidents causing unconsciousness in phallometrically diagnosed pedophiles. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31, 511–526.
A Few Key Studies Including Links:
Diamond, Milton (1999) The Effects of Pornography: an international perspective, Pacific Center for Sex and Society
Diamond, M, Jozifkova, E. Weiss, P. (November 2010) Pornography and Sex Crimes in the Czech Republic, Archives of Sexual Behavior
Dreger, Alice (28 February 2011) Do Gay Men Have More Sexual Interest in Children than Straight Men Do?, Psychology Today
Hall, Gordon (1995)Sexual Arousal and Arousability to Pedophilic Stimuli in a Community Sample of Normal Men, Behavior Therapy
Seto, Michael (20 December 2010) Contact Sexual Offending by Men With Online Sexual Offenses, Sexual Abuse
Pedophiles About Pedophilia, articles about pedophilia written by pedophiles
Christian Pedophile, for Christian pedophiles
Cepek, Czech site for non-offending pedophiles
Shadows Project, Gallery of personal sketches of celibate pedophiles
Weber, M (2015), Fur ein Kinderlachen (book)
Kastner, Bernd (May 20th 2015) Pädophile offenbaren sich nur sehr selten, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Schneeberger, Ruth (May 22nd 2015) Die Erwachsenenwelt versagt, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Sometimes people who aren't journalists or scientists make some really good points
Max Weber (February 2014) Kids Turn Me On--A Project for Potential Abusers
Captain Obvious (27 June 2012) Tarring And Feathering The Innocent, YouTube
Captain Obvious (21 June 2012) The Other Side Of The Coin, YouTube
Captain Obvious (18 June 2012) We Need An Honest Discussion, YouTube
I, Pedophile, (2016) - CBC
Daniel's World, (2015) - Lisková, Veronika
Among Us, (2014), Dutch with English subtitles
The Paedophile Next Door, (2014): BBC Channel 4
Outing, (2012) - Meise, Sebastian & Reider, Thomas
Capturing the Friedmans, (2003): HBO