10 online talks about sexual violence: Causes, cures, and questions

Caoilte Ó Ciardha

If you take an interest in any subject, you’ll invariably have a wealth of video resources immediately available online covering everything from piloting giant robots to cat massage. Videos focusing on scientific research can often get across complex concepts in a more intuitive or engaging way than written material. TED Talks, for example, provide engaging slick presentations on a huge variety of topics including science, business, and global issues. Academic journals are increasingly making content available as video abstracts allowing for an alternative method of circulating the key findings from research. Unfortunately, high quality, rigorously researched video resources on the topic of sexual violence can be hard to find. I’ve tried to do some of the legwork for readers of NextGenForensic and find thought-provoking or informative videos on important topics.

Some are a little lacking in production value but are included for their content. Of course, you might disagree with some of the positions put forward. If you do, by all means let’s start an informed discussion in the comments section of this post.

Doctors and psychologists working with the Prevention Project Dunkelfeld answer some frequently asked questions about sexual interest in children, including explaining the difference between paedophilia and hebophilia and many other questions:

Project Dunkelfeld’s powerful TV ad promoting preventative therapy:

In a TEDx talk, Jackson Katz examines gender roles and social dominance in the discourse around sexual violence:

A TEDx talk by Meghan Fagundes on working with juvenile sexual offending:

James Cantor discusses the paedophile brain:

Tony Ward gives an overview of the Good Lives Model of offender rehabilitation:

Shadd Maruna and colleagues on the topic of desistance from offending:

In another TEDx talk, Shreena Thakore examines gender roles, culture, and tradition in why people think rape is wrong:


Keith Kaufman talks prevention at Penn State University in the aftermath of the child abuse scandals surrounding Jerry Sandusky:

Une presentation de Jean Proulx sur le theme des meurtriers sexuels:

Suggested citation:
Ó Ciardha, C. (2015, September 13). 10 online talks about sexual violence: Causes, cures, and questions [Weblog post]. Retrieved from

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