July 1965

Pedophilia and Exhibitionism.

Author Affiliations

By T. W. Mohr; R. E. Turner, and M. B. Jerry. Price, $8.75. Pp 204. University of Toronto Press, Toronto 5, Ontario Canada, 1964.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1965;13(1):97-98. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1965.01730010099017

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Any social and psychiatric help that can be offered to a court of law and especially those dealing with sexual offenses aids not only the further understanding of behavior but also the cause of justice. This book is truly a handbook and should be used as such by both legal and medical professions, mostly by those who have the responsibility in working with the two forms of sexual behavior which represent the majority of sexual offenses coming to the attention of the courts.

The observations and research data of the authors are soundly based and skilfully presented. They discuss fully the nature of the deviation offering a phenomenological model to better understand the act, without diminishing the profound characterological forces that are involved. The object, the act, and the offender are studied from every vantage point with a dispassionate quality that fortunately removes the usual emotions associated with such

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