Epidemic: America’s Trade in Child Rape
The subject of pedophilia is not one for the faint of heart. The prevalence of child pornography on the Internet remains a troubling issue that doesn’t seem to be going away. Investigations into the individuals possessing shocking and lurid images of abused and exposed children have turned up suspects acting in concert with one another. Organized crime has been one of the chief culprits pushing the exploitation of children. Pedophilia in elite circles has kept many from being revealed or adequately punished. There has been a sentencing disparity between the rich and poor, black and white, connected and non-, traffickers in the illegal materials. The downloading of child-abuse videos and pictures by government and military employees remains disturbing. The solution to curtail the rampant deviance has been slow in action from our government.
Epidemic is not an easy read as relates to the subject matter. The statistics and cases cited throughout the book will haunt the average reader. The author, Lori Handrahan, has been an expert on the intense subject matter for a number of years but has faced blowback from higher learning institutions and media for her opinions. Her work will prove eye-opening for the uninitiated. A courageous work.