Should Pedophiles Be Locked Away Forever

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this paper deals with the issues we as a society face with how to deal with pedophiles. Introduction to Corrections Should Pedophiles Be Locked Away Forever Robert L. Weaver Instructor: Hon. Gerald L. Jarrett, JD Pedophiles can be anyone—old or young, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, non-professional or professional, and of any race. They do, however, often demonstrate similar characteristics, but these are merely possible indicators and it cannot be assumed that individuals with these characteristics are pedophiles. Often, the pedophile is a single male over 30 years of age, with few friends in his age group. If married, the relationship is usually more “companion” based with no sexual relations. They are often vague about time gaps in employment which may indicate a loss of employment for questionable reasons or possible past incarcerations. They are often fascinated with children and child like activities appearing to prefer those activities to adult oriented activities. Pedophiles will often refer to children in pure or angelic terms using descriptive like innocent, heavenly, divine, pure, and other words that describe children but seem inappropriate and exaggerated. They have hobbies that are child-like such as collecting popular toys, having a pet, building model cars and planes, and playing video games which are popular with children. Each pedophile has a specific age of child they target; often his environment will be decorated in child-like décor and will appeal to the age and sex of the child he is trying to entice. Many prefer children close to puberty who are sexually inexperienced, but curious about sex. Pedophiles will often be employed in a position that involves daily contact with children. If not employed, they will put themselves in a position to do
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