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Innocence Betrayed is the first sustained attempt to address the issue of how we can best protect children from the threat posed by predatory paedophiles. It asks all the difficult questions: Can paedophiles be treated? Do they change their behaviour? Does naming and shaming help protect our children or make matters worse? Combining the skills of journalistic research and academic scholarship, this engaging and accessible book carefully untangles the News of the Worlda s a Saraha s Lawa and presents, for the first time, the behind--the--scenes reaction to the newspaper. It contains an enlightening series of interviews with paedophiles, both in a penal setting and after release, in England, Wales and North America, as well as interviews with the victims of sexual abuse. This important and timely book will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand the complexity of the problem posed by paedophiles and how we can make our communities safer places for children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745628899
ISBN-10: 0745628893
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Wilson

Jon Silverman is the BBC's Home Affairs Correspondent. David Wilson is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central England in Birmingham, and is a former Prison Governor.

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