Why do some people abuse children?

A basic understanding of empathy helped me to have a framework for understanding my experiences. Where there is an absence of empathy, evil acts may occur. Empathy should apply to any being who has feelings; who is capable of suffering. That goes for all adults, children and… another group of sentient beings who are utterly defenceless.

The book I mentioned is ‘Zero Degrees of Empathy’ by Simon Baron-Cohen.

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