Whenever the topic of Paedophilia crops up in conversation, usually due to someone mentioning a news-bite they've seen/heard recently, people generally seem to never wish to engage the topic but merely ignore it or just scream about violent actions that should be taken to purge society of 'paedophiles', though I could be wrong. I feel that there is partly the possibility that people are afraid to broach the topic in any other way than slamming paedophiles, as there is such an extreme taboo in place against paedophilia that if one questions the mainstream opinion, that person might feel that they might be seen to empathise or raise doubts about themselves (subtle though they maybe). (quite funnily demonstarted in Monkey Dust, the Paedofinder General - can be seen on youtube) Firstly: The point of me starting this thread is that after having watched this TV episode on bbciplayer; Louis_Theroux_A_Place_for_Paedophiles (free to watch) about a massive mental hospital in the middle of the desert, where paedophiles are kept against the law after completing their prison sentences, I was interested to see what peoples views are on this solution or any other possibilities. Secondly: To get some scientific (whether it be biological, psychological, sociological etc...) points of view on the causes of paedophilia. Whether they be early childhood experiences of molestation by the paedophile themselves, mental imbalances, the possibility that paedophilia is no different from hetero or homosexuality but just on a different end of the spectrum of sexuality (that happens to have strongly adverse affects on those that are technically innocent), criminals or are they just "evil". note: this thread has been posted to look at paedophilia in a scientific context and not to provide a platform for people to mouth-off or post obscene images.