Re: Sex Crimes

Stephen Barnard (
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 18:29:34 -0800

Bill Miller wrote:
> In article <53h9ij$>, (Bterr) wrote:
> > Cross gender assault exists in Western and non-Western cultures alike.
> > However, any attempt to discuss sexual homicide would require a very
> > precise definition of terms. All I can really say at this point is that
> > it appears to be on the increase in contemporary America, at least as it
> > is currently understood and defined by law enforcement authorities and the
> > courts.
> I am specifically interested in whether it is only in Western civilization
> that pedophilia exists and is such a problem.

No way. In some traditional Islamic cultures (I'm thinking specifically
of North Africa) adult men and young boys commonly have sexual
relations, and no one thinks much of it.

Steve Barnard