A couple of years ago the BBC probuced a documentary titled "The Hunt For Britains Paedophiles", and an up-dated version of this two part, three hour documentry was shown a few months ago.
The documentary was made with the full co-operation of New Scotland Yards Paedophile Unit, and closely followed them as they hunted, arrested and charged some of the most predatory perps this country has ever seen.
The resulting programe was some of the most distressing and triggering TV I have ever seen. But I have taped it and watched it since.
The dedication and professionalism of the police is astounding and more than compensates for the hard to watch parts. ( And there are many )
So when I saw the book of the series in the bookshop I hesitated before I bought it, I figured the book would be far more graphic than the TV documentary.
But I bought and read it, and yes, it is much more detailed and graphic.
But the general feeling of "being there with the good guys" as they smashed down doors and arrested some truly evil people, makes the read worthwhile.
Written jointly by the Producer Bob Long and DCI. Bob McLachan this is not an easy book to read, but the detail and insight into every aspect of child abuse, the abusers, the police work and the survivors, is all covered with respect and authority. It never falls into using the subject for the sake of a good "cop story".
The interviews with some of the paedophiles are remarkable, deeply disturbing, and confirm our long held views.
this book will possibly be of more interest to profesionals, and those with a need or desire to understand paedophiles, although the Police story is a thriller in it's own right
It's a good read, but you have to be prepared for it.
Title. "The Hunt For Britains Paedophiles"
Authors Bob Long & DCI Bob McLachan
Publisher. Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN. 0 340 78603 5
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