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Seto, M. C. (2008). Pedophilia and sexual offending against children: Theory assessment and intervention. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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This book describes the psychological side of the mind of the pedophile. While this book clearly states that not all sexual offenders that go after children as their victims are necessarily pedophiles, Seto does give a detailed and extended look into the reasons why certain sex offenders are interested in children. This book also touches upon Internet luring sex offenders, and discusses how the Internet has “increased the reach of potential offenders,” which has made it easier for them to fulfill their needs and interests. By understanding pedophilia, I will be able to get a better understanding of the mind of the Internet predators I will be studying, and will be able to make better conclusions about their portrayal of themselves when targeting their younger victims.