The Semantics of ‘Paedophilia’

Given the recent high-profile allegations of historic sexual abuse by celebrities from years-gone-by, it is important to look at the language used to describe these potential offenders within public discourse.  Is it right that anybody who abuses a child can be automatically labelled a ‘paedophile’?  Are the tabloid press right to use such emotive terms?  In this blog post, Craig Harper considers some of the evidence about what paedophilia is, and suggests that, as a society, we need to exercise caution in labelling people in potentially incorrect and damaging ways.

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