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pedophile behavioral patterns.

Pedophiles can be anyone — old or young, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, non-professional or professional, and of any race. However, pedophiles often demonstrate similar characteristics, but these are merely indicators.

The pedophile often seeks out shy, handicapped, and withdrawn children, or those who come from troubled homes or under privileged homes. He then showers them with attention, gifts, taunting them with trips to desirable places like amusement parks, zoo’s, concerts, the beach and other such places.

Pedophiles work to master their manipulative skills and often unleash them on troubled children by first becoming their friend, building the the child’s self esteem. They may refer to the child as special or mature, appealing to their need to be heard and understood then entice them with adult type activities that are often sexual in content such as x-rated movies or pictures. They offer them alcohol or drugs to hamper their ability to resist activities or recall events that occurred.
Many times pedophiles will develop a close relationship with a single parent in order to get close to their children. Once inside the home, they have many opportunities to manipulate the children — using guilt, fear, and love to confuse the child. If the child’s parent works, it offers the pedophile the private time needed to abuse the child.
Pedophiles can be classified in several ways. Pedophilia can be characterized as either exclusive or non-exclusive. Exclusive pedophiles are attracted only to children. They show no interest in sexual partners who are not prepubescent children. This desire prolongs even when they are not in the presence of children. Non-exclusive pedophiles are attracted to both adults and children. A large percentage of male pedophiles are homosexual or bisexual in orientation to children, meaning they are attracted to male children or both male and female children.

Many people assume that only males are pedophiles. However, case studies on pedophilia have demonstrated that female pedophilia does exist (Chow, 2002). Although this is a rare phenomenon, females who meet the DSM-IV criteria for pedophiles display similar cognitive distortions to that of males, such as irrational thoughts. Some differences, however, do exist among males and females. Females who exhibit pedophilia tend to suffer from psychiatric disorders or substance abuse problems. Also, there is a higher correlation between sexual abuses as a child with females compared to males.

One factor that works against the pedophile is that eventually the children will grow up and recall the events that occurred. Often pedophiles are not brought to justice until such time occurs and victims are angered by being victimized and want to protect other children from the same consequences.

Steps to prevention..

* Use every opportunity to develop your child’s sense of self-worth.

* Impress upon your children that nothing should be kept secret from you, especially about their interactions with an adult.

* Give your children love and affection. Sex offenders target those who lack attention from parents. Commit yourself to spend time with your children.

* most simple effective way is tell them not to keep secrets if they been instructed to do so from there parents.

* childen should be aware of the world as it is.

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One response to “pedophile behavioral patterns.

  1. Ochiudo

    Have you ever considered the fact that most sex offenders are not actually pedophiles? Children become targets for sexual abuse because they are easier to manipulate, intimidate and silence. They serve as substitute objects for sexual urges. Sex offenders whose actual primary sexual preference are children are vanishingly rare. Also, “child abuse” covers more than just sexual offenses.

    http://humanizzm.wordpress.com/2010/07/11/catholic-child-abuse-the-media-are-understating-the-situation/

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