Monday, 10 December 2012


First broadcast: Tuesday 11 December 2012

Analysing the Child Sex Offender

"Duration: 28 minutes

Psychoanalyst [oh dear] and author Susie Orbach reviews the latest research with experts in the field, to establish how far we understand the psychology of the child sex offender.

Research shows that 10% of children (7% of boys, 16% of girls) have been sexually abused [sic]. While high profile cases hit the press at intervals - Savile [sic] and Rochdale recently, Cleveland and Orkney in the past [eh?] - the abuse [weasel word] is going on consistently. The evidence shows that most sexual abuse [weasel word] is not committed by high profile offenders, but by family members or acquaintances within the home.

Susie Orbach discusses the issue with Anthony Beech, Professor in Criminological Psychology at Birmingham University, consultant clinical psychologist Jackie Craissati, Head of Psychology for Forensic Services with Oxleas NHS Trust, Julia Davidson, Professor in Criminology & Sociology at Kingston University, and James Cantor, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Together they look at who offends and why, whether treatment works, and why society finds the issue so difficult to confront and deal with consistently."

16 December 2012

Rewind radio: Analysing the Sex Offender; Mark Steel's in Town; The Classic FM Interview; Lifecycle

"Susie Orbach's sober documentary about the sexual abuse of children was horrifying but timely "

"Recent research into online abuse has identified a new type of paedophile [sic]: hyper-sexualised [!!!], within a network of other offenders, owns thousands of indecent images of children, high IQ, married, professional. Someone who is unlikely to go out and physically abuse a child himself, but has no qualms about using the net – and, of course, pictures [yup] of real children being actually [?] abused – to fuel his fantasies."

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