NYT: Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime

New York TImes Op Ed columnist and law professor Margo Kaplan wrote a piece exploring the disorder of pedophilia.  She outlines many of the shortcomings of the criminal justice and mental health systems in addressing pedophiles if they offend: “…[T]he fact that pedophilia is so despised is precisely why our responses to it, in criminal justice and mental health, have been so inconsistent and counterproductive. ”  She also argues for the inclusion of pedophilia under the A.D.A. and the Rehabilition Act, both of which presently exclude pedophilia.  Click here for the full article.

Author: COFPD

Federal Public Defender's Office for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming