Talking about pedophilia and pedophiles often feels like a crime. And, to many, the idea of conceptualizing pedophilia as a sexual orientation is often seen as a minimization of a serious moral offense.
In the Dark is a podcast series produced by America Public Media (APM) that takes an in-depth look at the 1989 abduction and murder of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph, Minnesota.
Many are familiar with the tragic case of Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old girl who was raped and murdered by a repeat sex offender in New Jersey in 1994.
On a larger scale, the natural fear of Stranger Danger is replicated in media culture and social policy and practice about sex offenders.