Posted Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 11:05 AM
Passive Pedophiles [sic]
"Are child porn viewers less dangerous than we thought? [sic]"
""The first number is similar to the rate of recidivism for all federal prisoners. Bad, but not worse. And the second number, 7.4 percent, is lower than the rate of sexual reoffending for people convicted of contact offenses—in other words, molestation.
"Maybe child pornography offenders often do only look, though looking is its own harm [sic]. In a fascinating New Yorker piece by Rachel Aviv, University of Toronto psychiatry professor Michael Seto says that men who collected child pornography online “did not have the antisocial traits, like lack of empathy and impulsiveness, that are common to all types of criminals.” Seto calls these men “fantasy offenders.” He tells Aviv, “In this weird, disinhibiting space, which lacks the usual social cues, they may do and say things they would never dare in real life.”"
"Passive Pedophiles [sic]: Are child porn viewers less dangerous than we thought? [sic]"