What could possibly motivate a person to molest a child? In search of insights, Not Monsters documents the stories of nine convicted child molesters through one-on-one interviews, listening to what offenders have to say about their crimes and exploring the roots of these behaviors from a social constructionist perspective. Their words paint a compelling and frightening portrait of how sexual abuse works in Western culture to perpetuate a political and social system of dominance and control.
Pamela D. Schultz is associate professor of communication studies at Alfred University, New York.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 1 The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse Chapter 4 2 "Truth" and the Social Construction of Child Sexual Abuse Chapter 5 3 Tony-The Actor Chapter 6 4 Red-The Martyr Chapter 7 5 Billy-The Monstrous Child Chapter 8 6 Darrell-The Altar Boy Chapter 9 7 Abe-The Family Man Chapter 10 8 Greg-The Victim Chapter 11 9 Ben-The Defeated Soldier Chapter 12 10 Matthew-The Lost Boy Chapter 13 11 Rick-The User Chapter 14 12 Making Sense of the Senseless Chapter 15 Appendix Chapter 16 Bibliography