Clergy Pedophiles: A Study of Sexually Abusive Clergy and their Victims
Clergy Pedophiles is, first and foremost, a study intent on discerning characteristics specifically descriptive of clergy who sexually abuse minors. Its descriptions, interpretations, and suggestions originate from the careful study and analysis of files containing the background, intervention, and treatment records of religious figures who had voluntarily entered into an inpatient psychiatric program at the direct request or demand of a supervisor. The author's intent in the release of his findings is to increase the understanding of clergy pedophilia and aid in the recovery of its victims. If this release should foster positive change of any kind, then the effort will have been worthwhile.