This chapter an elaboration of questions that this study raises but was unable to answer in the main chapters. These include descriptions of: a therapy session for juvenile sex offenders; the difficulty for therapists in establishing trust among sex offenders; an incidence of countertransference, when the offenders used the presence of the anthropologist as a reason to avoid participating fully in therapy; failed emotional containment between the anthropologist and psychologist during fieldwork; the process of peer review of the proposal for research; the relation of ethics to disclosure for the anthropologist and for the sex offender; the difference between psychic change as a demand for self transformation and behavioral modification as an adjustment of the person to dominant social norms; parallels between the concept of “culture shock” as experienced by the ethnographer and “psychic change” as demanded of the sex offender; challenges to legal systems intent on a secular ritual rehabilitation without recourse to a nuanced concept of the self; development and significance of the doctrine of “preventive detention” in German courts; the case of a suspended sentence and changes in sentencing procedures; the case of a conflict between the EU and national law regarding distribution of “pornography”; the paradox of child protection.
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