Gieles, F.E.J., Forget the four percent - Remember the one percent - August 2017
Now and then, I have said that the research of Rind c.s. should prove that a sexual experience during childhood in only four percent should result in lasting harm, and only for girls and only for cases of incest and force. This is not correct.
I discovered this in a shock after someone said that this was only one percent. In my text to correct this into 4%, I wanted to place a link to this cipher in Rind’s meta-analysis. This 4% cannot be found there!
The 1% can be found in Rind’s meta=analysis, but this cipher has another meaning.
... Explanation ... Snakes in the grass ... Contemplation ...
Gieles, F.E.J., The
tail end of a long dachshund - A long-standing ethics discussion - February
In May 2011, the Martijn
Association decided to set up an Ethics Commission. Ethics is
concerned with the question of what is good and what is bad; with
values, norms and guidelines. [...]
In this article, I aim to place these guidelines in a broader
context, namely that of the debate which has taken place in the
Netherlands – and far beyond its borders – since the 1990s. The
commission does not come up with any revolutionary, new advice, but
follows up on a long-standing discussion, like the tail end of a long
It shows that, as long as people with paedophilic feelings are allowed
to enter into serious discussion, far from ending up in ‘raunchy
suggestions’ the end result is an actual ethical code – and a fairly
strict one at that.
A fundamental attribution error? Rethinking cognitive distortions
The notion of ‘cognitive
distortion’ has become enshrined in the offender treatment
literature over the last 20 years, yet the concept still suffers from
a lack of deﬁnitional clarity.
Treatment programmes for offenders often aim to eliminate
excuse-making as a primary aim, and decision-makers place great weight
on the degree to which an offender “takes responsibility” for his
or her offending.
Yet, the relationship between these after-the-fact explanations and
future crime is not at all clear. Indeed, the designation of post hoc
excuses as criminogenic may itself be an example of fallacious
Nicolaï, N.J., The Consequences of Sexual Abuse of Minors - On behalf of the Commission for Examination of Sexual Abuse of Minors in the Roman-Catholic Church [* in the Netherlands]; In: Rapport Commissie Deetman, Balans, 2011, Part 2. Summary and conclusions in English by Frans E J Gieles, PhD.
In this essay, sexual abuse is, conform the scientific and juridical mores, defined as "... sexual-genital manipulation of a child below the age of sixteen, by an adult of whom the child is dependent or with whom he or she has a relationship of confidence, with the aim of satisfaction of the sexual need of the first. [...] There is an age difference, and/or a difference in power, by which the child is not able to refuse the sexual contact, which is not consensual."
Research of the later consequences of sexual abuse is done in three phases or generations of research.
The most recent research explores what has appeared to be the most central factor: disturbance of the stress regulation.
There is consensus about harm for the physical and emotional health, especially the attachment and sexuality, even if the consequences are invisible at first sight. They are just like a time bomb, that explodes as soon as, in adulthood, the impact of the events becomes significant.