A new study contradicts the notion that people who are sexually attracted to children and are willing to act on it are social outcasts and statistical outliers.
The outrage misdirected at Lolita – and its author – does nothing to negate the realities it reflects. Reading Nabokov’s novel now raises questions about censorship, book banning and human nature.
The voices of survivors are a valuable counterbalance to those who seek simplistic solutions to complex problems in child protection.
Language analysis may help police catch offenders.
Cyber security firms have sparked a revolution similar to the spread of private police forces.
The ethical implications of putting vigilantes on the front line in the battle against child sex abuse.
Rather than solving any problems, sex bots could be empowerment tools for those who sexually offend against women and children. But more evidence is needed to know for sure.
Most child sex abuse happens within families, but we still cling on to the Victorian idea of paedophiles as outsiders.
By placing institutional abuse within its larger context, the royal commission has made the prevention and identification of child sex offending a collective responsibility.
There are some online child sex abuse offences in Australia for which a defendant’s claim that they were purely fantasising could excuse criminal liability.
Finding out how ‘real’ the relationship is between online groomers and their child victims.
New laws are needed to keep up with the growing problem of imported child sex dolls and robots.
Alexis Jay seems to realise failure is not an option – but she needs to bail out what looks like a sinking ship.
New research offers valuable insights into the linguistic strategies used to groom child victims.
Indonesia’s decision to allow forced chemical castration as punishment for those who sexually abuse children is controversial.
A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves.
Some child sex offenders don’t even realise what they are doing is wrong; they genuinely believe they are showing the children “love”.
It’s time to stop panicking about paedophiles and start offering help.
Spotlight tells the story of the investigative team at The Boston Globe which uncovered the extent of the child sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Boston.
The sexual abuse of children is, understandably, a key concern for the public. But misperceptions about those who perpetrate it abound in public debate.