The three dimensions of online child pornography offending

Merdian, Hannah Lena and Curtis, Cate and Thakker, Jo and Wilson, Nick and Boer, Douglas Pieter (2013) The three dimensions of online child pornography offending. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 19 (1). pp. 121-132. ISSN 1355-2600

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Abstract

The internet has opened up opportunities for non-contact sex offending, such as the viewing of child pornography. This paper proposes a model for the classification of child pornography offenders as an aid for their assessment and treatment, deducted from empirical studies and existing
typologies for child pornography offenders. Different subgroups of child pornography offenders may be described according to three dimensions: (1) type of offending, (2) the motivation behind child pornography offending and (3) the situational and social engagement in the offending behaviour. Distinct pathways of child pornography offending can be identified, related to differing criminogenic
needs, severity of offending, and appropriate assessment and treatment strategies for the offenders.

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Additional Information:The internet has opened up opportunities for non-contact sex offending, such as the viewing of child pornography. This paper proposes a model for the classification of child pornography offenders as an aid for their assessment and treatment, deducted from empirical studies and existing typologies for child pornography offenders. Different subgroups of child pornography offenders may be described according to three dimensions: (1) type of offending, (2) the motivation behind child pornography offending and (3) the situational and social engagement in the offending behaviour. Distinct pathways of child pornography offending can be identified, related to differing criminogenic needs, severity of offending, and appropriate assessment and treatment strategies for the offenders.
Keywords:Child pornography offending, classification model, sex offending, sex offender 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:4838
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:12 Jan 2012 14:55
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:03

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