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    It isn't the pedophile's fault; you're correct there- in their sexual attraction.
    However, there are no doubt many pedophiles that lead perfectly normal lives, get married, have children, have jobs, etc. that have never laid eyes upon child pornography, never mind molest a child.
    In the same way, there's many sociopaths/psychopaths who walk the streets feeling little to no emotion to humans but acknowledge the consequences of killing(and probably don't see the incentive in doing so[correct me if I'm wrong, but not all psychopaths are sadists or have an abnormal hatred towards the human race]), and therefore don't.
    People aren't prosecuted on their neurology, they're prosecuted on their actions. Admittedly, some people's neurology influences their actions a lot(I'd say some disorders I think are like this but I'd hate to stereotype and be incorrect, and most of them are listed as child-hood disorders), but society has to draw a line somewhere.
    I'm pretty sure though that pedophiles can seek professional help(not that it'd really do any good) without criminal prosecution.
    Sorry if I've just paraphrased what a lot of people in this thread have probably said by the time this is posted.
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    (Original post by sandys1000)
    I cant see how you would identify them before they have committed a crime
    They should be encouraged to seek help. If the issue was de-stigmatised, people might be less ashamed and afraid to do this.

    I agree that its difficult and as far as I'm aware, existing support programmes haven't been particularly successful.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    I will willingly admit I find children sexy and they make me very horny, but I don't want to pervert that child and would never act upon my sexual preferences in this country.
    So that's why I just saw a black helicopter go past my window!
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    It's not their fault that they're attracted to children, of course it isn't. I doubt many people would make a conscious decision to be a peadophile.

    However, it is their fault for breaking the law and acting on these urges.

    Some sort of programme to help them would be nice, but would it actually work? :dontknow:
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    (Original post by mya369)
    They should be encouraged to seek help. If the issue was de-stigmatised, people might be less ashamed and afraid to do this.

    I agree that its difficult and as far as I'm aware, existing support programmes haven't been particularly successful.
    I'm not sure that people would seek help though, and you'd have to be very capable that in 'de-stigmatising' it you didn't suggest that it was acceptable.
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    It's paedophile by the way. And why is everyone assuming paedophile = child molester?
 
 
 
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