Crime without victims


Preface to the web edition, 2010

Preface / The Editors

Introduction: Paedophiles Don't Hurt Children / Preben Hertoft, Sexologist

Part I: Discussions

The Image of the Child Molester.

What Science Tells Us / Arne Frederiksen

The Sexual Child / Bent Petersen, Cand. Psych

Part II: Interviews

Counsel for the Defence: "Examining a child witness is always risky." / Manfred Petersen, attorney

The judge: "The emotions involved should be kept at a level suitable to the child." / F. A. Wehner, Judge at the Tribunal of Copenhagen

"One night going home from Scouts.." / Holger, 55 years old

"You won't get a colour television if you don't stop seeing Niels" / Per, 16 years old

"I was afraid that it could turn into abuse" / Sus, 24 years old

"An incredible number of children are left to themselves" / Erik, 42 years old

"I suspect he'll go with my little brother later" / Stefan, 10 years old

"There was always a streak of sadomasochism in me" / Martin, 19 years old

"If I had enough money I wouldn't do it" / Peter, 14 years old

"I think I'm wasting my time and energy here" / Joey, 33 years old

"I've always done what they say I shouldn't" / Tommy, 20 years old

"I spend so much time with children that people ask me if it's because I'm a paedophile" / Kaj, 27 years old

A Case of Assault. "I desperately wanted to escape or scream, but I couldn't make a sound" / Linda, 28 years

"He was not a kind of father figure" / Lotte, 27 years old

"He understands me better than my own mother" / David, 16 years old

Reading Material on Paedophilia

Back cover text:

Introduced by Copenhagen's eminent sexologist, Dr. Preben Hertoft, this readable volume, translated from the Danish, begins with three essays on what is really known (rather than what "experts" in the media tell us) about sexual relations between adults and minors. Then follow sixteen fresh, spontaneous interviews with people concerned - an attorney specialising in the defense of paedophiles, a Copenhagen judge, adults who have sexual relations with minors, minors who have sexual relations with adults - even one mother of such a boy. Most of the youngsters found their sexually expressed friendships with adults a positive force in their lives and helpful in the discovery of self.

A book about paedophilia
Edited by the "Trobriands" collective of authors
Translated from the Danish by Dr. E. Brongersma

Global Academic Publishers
a division of New Perspectives Uitgeverij
Postbus 12731
NL-1100 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
This book has been previously published in Danish as: FORBRYDELSE UDEN OFFER, En bog om pædofili © 1986 Tiderne Skifter/Trobrianderne
ISBN 87-7Ø5-262-2
© English translation Edward Brongersma, 1992
First edition April 1993
ISBN 90-6971-045-5

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