Discerning the Difference
So, with so much on the line in terms of protecting and supporting Survivors against the schemes and plans of Sophisticated Survivors, is their a reliable source way to turn to in order to help ferret out the true from the false, the genuine from the fraud.
If one looks at the most often sited sources, the most frequently referenced academic studies, the most widely recognized and "authoritative" peer reviewed research, the matter becomes confusing, and those sources have drawn conclusions and come to consensus on many points which ultimately assert that Predators are actually wounded people who made bad choices, mistakes, were impulse driven, were reacting out of their own dynamics, or were influenced by nature or nurture to such an extent that we must endeavor to understand them, to support them, to help them, to work with them toward helping them "successfully reintegrate back into the community."
Sadly, not only do the numbers of "failed cases" continue to increase, so do the new victims each "failure" represents. Is this growing problem simply an indication that the Predators need additional support, or is it the opposite, that the premises and conclusions of the vast majority of research into Predators has been dangerously flawed, has been based upon myths and fallacies, has actually been influenced by the Predators themselves?
It is our contention that the majority of research, especially that currently being conducted and produced, has been dangerously flawed and significantly influenced by the Sophisticated Predators, resulting in myths and fables being accepted as scientifically verified and validated truths and reality. Fortunately, genuinely insightful information has been made available, from 11+ yrs of intensive forensic clinical treatment with incarcerated sexual predators, assessing approximately 4000 offenders (about 1000 of whom had child victims), constituting a most unique type of embedded field study and
qualitative analysis with incarcerated sex offenders, both within general population and long-term solitary confinement. There was unlimited & unfettered access to inmates for interviews, 100% access to inmate criminal histories, police reports, clinical and medical files, previous psychological and/or psychiatric treatment histories, juvenile histories, psych-social histories, and psych tests; with the opportunity to spend days, week, and months (years in many cases), and the ability to compare and contrast what was learned with both institutional officers as well as family members. No other qualitative analysis or study to date can even come close such a claim.
So, with such "behind the scenes" access, has there been truths and insights revealed that heretofore were unknown about Predators, which could equip good people to better support and protect vulnerable survivor and potential victims from being targeted and harmed by the Sophisticate dSexual Predators? Fortunately, yes. And, much of that can be found in the following look at the characteristics of Survivors and Sophisticated Sexual Predators: