What motivated the sexual predator who kept his daughter in a dungeon for 24 years, using her as a sex slave and fathering seven children with her? How do we understand a man whose journal listed 36,000 boys he had allegedly sexually abused over the course of 40 years? Why would a teacher-or a priest-molest a child?
Katherine Ramsland is associate professor of forensic psychology and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. She has written 900 articles and 37 books, including Praeger's Inside the Minds of Serial Killers: Why they Kill .Patrick N. McGrain is an assistant professor of criminal justice and director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at DeSales University Center Valley, PA.
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