The Socially Skilled Child Molester: Differentiating the Guilty from the Falsely Accused

1st Edition

Carla Van Dam

Routledge
Published March 27, 2006
Reference - 178 Pages
ISBN 9780789028068 - CAT# HW15797

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Summary

Know what signs indicate a child molester!

Revealing the secret but successful strategies used by child molesters allows adults to intervene long before children are abused. The Socially Skilled Child Molester: Differentiating the Guilty from the Falsely Accused identifies how socially proficient molesters successfully ingratiate themselves into families and communities. The book closely examines their techniques and strategies while detailing the tools for prevention. The difficult issue of false accusation is tackled by learning the distinctions that clearly differentiate the actions of the guilty from those who are innocent. Practical recommendations for accurately assessing danger and managing safety are provided.

The Socially Skilled Child Molester focuses on the sexual deviants who 'groom' family, friends, and their community to allow their activities, though arousing suspicion, to go on without restriction. This essential source reveals their tactics. Using composite representations of various types of child molesters, the author illustrates through case history and detailed research how these offenders succeed, while providing recommendations on how communities can stop enabling and protecting such individuals.

The Socially Skilled Child Molester discusses in depth:
  • ’groomers’ versus ’grabbers’
  • common misperceptions about child molesters
  • the groomer profile—the different types
  • groomer strategies for manipulation
  • correctly differentiating between pedophiles and the falsely accused
  • predicting risk
  • the key concerns when interviewing child molesters
  • the three levels of child molesters
  • recidivism for the sexual deviant.

The Socially Skilled Child Molester comprehensively brings together helpful strategies and vital information essential for parents, lawmakers, police, teachers, and therapists.

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