Training, Consulting,

and Publications on Sexual Abuse, Sex Offenders,

and Victimization




The other thing, the biggest thing for me was that during the trial the State's expert witness psychologist [Dr. Salter], she was saying things and stuff up there about, you know, patterns of somebody who does this stuff, stuff like this, and I was listening to that, and looking at me, and it was like a perfect copy of my life that she was saying. I couldn't believe it."


BasicBooks is coming out with a reprint of Dr. Salter’s original book, Predators.  Readers should be advised that, although the cover is different, the book is the same as the original.  Instead of updating Predators, Dr. Salter is working on a new book with updated information.


  • "Treating Abusive Parents," Child Welfare, 64(4): 327-241, July–August 1985. (co-authored with S. Kairys and C. Richardson), PMID 4017706

  • "Working with Abused Preschoolers: A Guide for Caretakers." Child Welfare, 64(4): 343-356, July–August 1985. (co-authored with C. Richardson and P. Martin)

  • "Treating Child Sex Offenders and Victims," Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1988

  • "Response to the 'Abuse of the child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome.'" Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. V. 1(4), pp. 173–177, 1992.

  • "Transforming Trauma: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse," Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1995

  • "Confessions of a whistle blower: Lessons learned." Ethics and Behavior. 8(2), 1998, pp. 115–124

  • "Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders: Who They Are, How They Operate, and How We Can Protect Our Children," New York: Basic Books, 2003.

Dr. Salter has also published five mystery novels: Shiny Water, Fault LinesWhite Lies, Prison Blues, and Truth Catcher.


Publications by Dr. Salter are available through Amazon.




Dick Golberg’s guest is Dr. Anna Salter, a prominent author of books on criminals and sex offenders, as well as a consultant to the Department of Corrections in Wisconsin.