Assessing parental risk in parenting plan (child custody) evaluation cases involving internet sexual behavior

Witt, Philip H. and Merdian, Hannah Lena and Connell, Mary and Boer, Douglas P. (2010) Assessing parental risk in parenting plan (child custody) evaluation cases involving internet sexual behavior. Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology, 2 . pp. 116-136. ISSN 1948-5115

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Abstract

One type of claim in parenting assessment (child custody)1 cases is that one parent, typically the father, is alleged to be engaging in improper or compulsive sexual behavior via the Internet. The sexual behavior at issue can range from frequent sexually explicit chats with other adults to compulsive viewing of adult pornography. In more extreme cases, the problematic behavior may involve viewing child pornography, and in some cases the parent faces actual criminal charges in this regard. The present article reviews the current scientific knowledge base for evaluation of risk in such parenting evaluation cases and provides some guidelines and recommendations for an evaluator in the assessment process.

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Additional Information:One type of claim in parenting assessment (child custody)1 cases is that one parent, typically the father, is alleged to be engaging in improper or compulsive sexual behavior via the Internet. The sexual behavior at issue can range from frequent sexually explicit chats with other adults to compulsive viewing of adult pornography. In more extreme cases, the problematic behavior may involve viewing child pornography, and in some cases the parent faces actual criminal charges in this regard. The present article reviews the current scientific knowledge base for evaluation of risk in such parenting evaluation cases and provides some guidelines and recommendations for an evaluator in the assessment process.
Keywords:child custody, Internet, child pornography, parenting assessment
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:4820
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:12 Jan 2012 14:51
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:03

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