2009 The difficulties in understanding the role of sexual abuse towards children in depth interviews with perpetrators

When it comes to sexual assault on minors, there is essentially no theoretical framework for understanding sexuality and eroticism. Several ideas contend that sexual abuse is primarily driven by aggressiveness rather than sexual desire. This study is based on in-depth interviews with twenty-nine child sexual abusers, and it is believed that a deeper comprehension of the dynamics behind child sexual abuse would lead to more effective treatment approaches with the aim of lowering the likelihood of new perpetrators.