© 2011

Paedophiles in Society

Reflecting on Sexuality, Abuse and Hope


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sarah D. Goode
    Pages 1-21
  3. Sarah D. Goode
    Pages 22-53
  4. Sarah D. Goode
    Pages 126-157
  5. Sarah D. Goode
    Pages 158-192
  6. Sarah D. Goode
    Pages 193-204
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-228

About this book


Based on original research with self-identified paedophiles in the community, this book challenges assumptions and destroys the sacred cows of both radical and conservative thinking on paedophilia and sexuality. Offering a humane and inspiring vision, the book goes beyond previous thinking to develop an inclusive new approach.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WinchesterUK

About the authors

SARAH GOODE Honorary Research Fellow and Convenor at the Research and Policy Centre for the Study of Wellbeing in Communities at the University of Winchester, UK. Previously a paediatric occupational therapist, throughout her academic career she has focused on hidden and troubling aspects of relationships between individuals, families, communities and society.

Bibliographic information


'Absolutely stunning - nothing like it anywhere. Sarah's work contains both a wealth of information (unique in its reach and solidity) and a balanced sanity and subtlety of thinking. She provides a careful investigation of a range of issues that ordinarily never have a chance to settle, much less present a clear pattern, before they are scattered in gusts of self-righteous hysteria. Absolutely wonderful, powerhouse work.'

- James Kincaid, author of, Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Literature and Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting

'Sarah's work is important and confronts us all with the uncomfortable fact that people with a sexual interest in children do not fit many of the convenient stereotypes that we have all played a part in generating. The conclusion is that we cannot help children unless we acknowledge these truths.'

- Ethel Quayle, author of, Child Pornography: An Internet Crime