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Throughout time, societies have been plagued with sexually aberrant individuals who prey on helpless victims in order to pursue their own sexually violent fantasies and behaviors. At the end of the 19th century, Jack the Ripper terrified a helpless community with the sexual murders of several prostitutes within the Whitechapel District of England. In today's modern world, sexually violent criminals, child molesters, and rapists continue to harm innocent women and children. In the event of these awful tragedies, society must rely on law enforcement and the psychiatric community to provide protection, as well as an explanation for such radical behavior.

Traditionally, it has been law enforcement's responsibility to apprehend and prosecute sexual offenders, and the psychiatric community to prevent and treat them. However, the reality is ...

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