Revealing the secret but successful strategies used by child molesters allows adults to intervene long before children are abused. "The Socially Skilled Child Molester" identifies how socially proficient molesters successfully ingratiate themselves into families and communities. The book closely examines their techniques and strategies while detailing the tools for prevention. The difficult issue of false accusation is tackled by learning the distinctions that clearly differentiate the actions of the guilty from those who are innocent. Practical recommendations are discussed on how to more accurately assess danger and manage safety. "The Socially Skilled Child Molester" focuses on the sexual deviants who 'groom' family, friends, and their community to allow their activities, though arousing suspicion, to go on without restriction. This essential source reveals their tactics. Using composite representations of differing types of child molesters, the author illustrates through case history and detailed research how these offenders succeed, while providing recommendations on how communities can stop enabling and protecting such individuals. "The Socially Skilled Child Molester" discusses in depth: 'groomers' versus 'grabbers'; common misperceptions about child molesters; the groomer profile - the different types; correctly differentiating between pedophiles and the falsely accused; predicting risk; the key concerns when interviewing child molesters; and the three levels of child molesters. "The Socially Skilled Child Molester" comprehensively brings together helpful strategies and vital information essential for parents, lawmakers, police, teachers, and therapists.