Author’s Note: This is an essay written for a Psychology: Human Sexuality course that I took this fall.

This essay can be read as a further researched, in-depth extension on the Pedocriminality: Why We Should Stop Using the Word Pedophilia When Discussing Childhood Sexual Abuse article written in June.

Edited by Alexis Lopez.

Pedophilic Disorder as a Misdiagnosis for Pedocriminals in Instances of Child Sexual Abuse

Formed by the Greek words “pais/paido-” meaning child or boy and “philos” meaning loving, the term “pedophilia” has come to be understood by society as both the attraction to and sexual preference for to…

Celeste Ziehl

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