Introduction : some research into the phenomenon of paedophilia :
In the UK, the popular media seems to be obsessed and hysterical in relation to the subject of paedophilia. But what does the research tell us? For example, can, as is commonly assumed by the general public, child abuse make it more likely that the individual who suffered it later develops paedophilic tendencies as an adult?
The term ‘paedophile’ is often incorrectly used, but, in fact, refers to an individual who