Gerard Webster

& Associates

Interview by Ginger Gorman

The 9 June, 2015 article by Ginger Gorman for explores different perspectives on responding to sexual abuse within the community. Gerard’s view that we need to avoid extremist, punitive reactions to sexual offenders, while remaining vigilant about children’s need for protection. By engaging with sexual offenders, rather than dehumanising them, we have a greater opportunity to reduce the risk they pose to the community.