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Recent Articles in the Text-Based Media about Pedophilia 

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)

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) [163] 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)

A Few Key Non-Fiction Books on Pedophilia-Related Subjects

Bering, J., (2014), Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us
 
Seto, M. (2013),  Internet Sex Offenders
 
Clancy, S. (2011), The Trauma Myth: The Truth About the Sexual Abuse of Children and Its Aftermath
 
Goode, S. (2011), Pedophiles in Society
 
Goode, S. (2009), Understanding and Addressing Adult Sexual Attraction to Children

Scientific Journal Articles

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

Personal blogs

Ethan Edwards    Celibate Pedophiles
Todd Nickerson   Not a Monster
Ender Wiggin      Ender Wiggin 

German-language resources

Schicksal Und Herausforderung, German site for non-offending pedophiles

Weber, M (2015), Fur ein Kinderlachen (book)

Science:

Kastner, Bernd (May 20th 2015) Pädophile offenbaren sich nur sehr selten, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Schneeberger, Ruth (May 22nd 2015) Die Erwachsenenwelt versagt, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Other

Christian Pedophile, for Christian pedophiles
Cepek, Czech site for non-offending pedophiles
Shadows Project, Gallery of personal sketches of celibate pedophiles

Sometimes people who aren't journalists or scientists make some really good points

Joe Rogan on Pedophilia (22 May 2016) Joe Rogan on Pedophilia, YouTube
Max Weber (February 2014) Kids Turn Me On--A Project for Potential Abusers
Bizley's Break (28 December 2013) Compassion for Children, Compassion for Pedophiles, YouTube
Bizley's Break (18 October 2013) Standing up for Pedophiles, YouTube
Varmint Coyote (5 March 2013) Can You Sympathize?, YouTube
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
Varmint Coyote (8 August 2011) Pedophilia Debate Premises, YouTube
Varmint Coyote (30 July 2011) Why I Care..., YouTube

We don't know of online free versions of these excellent documentaries
 

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