Any guesses where these quotations came from?
"we ... propose that the crime of incest [should] be abolished".
"... in cases of parent-child incest, undue pressure to consent could be placed on the child who is economically and emotionally dependent on the older party ... this is just the sort of situation where bringing in the law could do immense harm to the child, the father and the rest of the family."
"Where the child was a willing partner in the sexual activity, the strength of prejudice surrounding the case and the visible psychological effect on the defendent (who may have been a friend of the child) will be highly disturbing."
"In their report for the Institute of for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency, Gibbens and Prince make the point that isolated events are unlikely to have any profound effect on a child who would probably soon forget about their experience if it were not for the significance given to it by parental concern and legal proceedings."
"Virkkunen (1975) studied a group of 64 peadeophiles and reported : 'Aggressive behaviour was not as a rule a characteristic of these offenders; on the other hand they seemed to be in a pronounced manner gentle, fond of children and benevolent.' "
"Parents, police and layers find it hard to believe that the child may actively seek the sexual relationship. Bender and Blau (1937) report: 'This study seems to indicate that these children undoubtedly do not deserve completely the cloak of innocence with which they have been endowed by moralists, social reformers and legislators ... frequently we considered the possibility that the child might have been the actual seducer, rather than the one innocently seduced.' Other researchers (Gibbens, Virkkunen) agree that the children often take the initiative; some of them have sexual experiences with several adults."
"There are many cases where the victim does no appear to suffer from any obvious psychological distrubance until after the case has come to court. It is often the publicicity in the local press and the reaction of neighbours that is most damaging to the whole family."
"Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage...A large number of people (one researcher estimated it to be about one third of all children) have one or more pre-pubertal sexual experiences with an adult. So at least some of the readers of this report should ask themselves whether their early sexual activities with an adult have resulted in any unfortunate after-effects."
"This suggested change in the law is merely a palliative. The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage. The present legal penalties are too high and reinforce the misinformation and prejudice. The duty of the court should be to inquire into the all the relevant circumstances with the intention, not of meting out severe punishment, but of determining the best solution in the interests of both child and paedophile."
"For any paedophile to defend himself it is necessary for him to disown his lover in court. Any hesitations in so doing are immediately seized upon by the prosecution. Any indication of support on the part of the defendent for children and for the validity of child adult sexual relationships will immediately begin to add months, if not years to the prospective and rather inevitable sentence ..."
"The law's non-recognition of child sexuality is carried one step further in the police questioning of children. Quite apart form using sophisticated methods of terrorising children inside the nick and feeding them a series of lies (see Roger Moody's case), the police use a type of 'verbals' especially designed to confuse children as to their real meaning so as to get them to sign 'confessions'. This is done a) to obtain untrue statements b) to break down the resistance of children who do not want to betray their lovers or friends."