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Paedophilia : policy and prevention

University of Sydney
14 April 1997 - 15 April 1997


In recent times the Australian public has been deluged with media reports of paedophile activity both in this country and overseas. There does, however, need to be informed Professoressional discussion of the complexities surrounding the issues.

This conference explores various interpretations of paedophilia. The papers discuss detection and reporting; investigation, prosecution and defence; public education; victim evidence; treating offenders; and civil liberties implications.

Conference papers

Detection and reporting

Investigation, prosection and defence

Public education


Victim evidence

Treating offenders

Implications for civil liberties