Child pornography and child sexual abuse: an international perspective [German Article]

Merdian, Hannah Lena and Egg, Rudolf (2009) Child pornography and child sexual abuse: an international perspective [German Article]. Sexuologie, 16 (3-4). pp. 90-101. ISSN 0944-7105

Documents
Child pornography and child sexual abuse – an international perspective
[img]
[Download]
Request a copy
[img] PDF
ReviewCP2009.pdf - Whole Document
Restricted to Repository staff only

246kB

Abstract

The production, possession and distribution of child
pornography have remarkably increased with digital technologies introduced over the last years. This lead to the emergence of a new group of sexual offenders whose
assessment and treatment is still unclear: Do consumers
of child pornography constitute a new type of sexual
offender or is their “newness” merely based on the
new methods and strategies employed for their sexual
offenses? In what ways do they differ from “typical”
child sex offenders, i.e. contact child sex offender? What
role do Internet offences play when it comes to contact
offending? Do Internet offences substitute or facilitate
hands-on sexual crimes? What are typical risk factors for
this offender group? This article describes an international perspective of the current state of empirical research for these and other questions, and will point out deficits with regards to specific research. We will suggest some early conclusions based on current research activities and formulate hypotheses for future studies. The only thing certain is an increased international collaboration is required for research, prevention and prosecution of child pornography offences.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:The production, possession and distribution of child pornography have remarkably increased with digital technologies introduced over the last years. This lead to the emergence of a new group of sexual offenders whose assessment and treatment is still unclear: Do consumers of child pornography constitute a new type of sexual offender or is their “newness” merely based on the new methods and strategies employed for their sexual offenses? In what ways do they differ from “typical” child sex offenders, i.e. contact child sex offender? What role do Internet offences play when it comes to contact offending? Do Internet offences substitute or facilitate hands-on sexual crimes? What are typical risk factors for this offender group? This article describes an international perspective of the current state of empirical research for these and other questions, and will point out deficits with regards to specific research. We will suggest some early conclusions based on current research activities and formulate hypotheses for future studies. The only thing certain is an increased international collaboration is required for research, prevention and prosecution of child pornography offences.
Keywords:Sex Offenders, Internet, Child pornography
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:4844
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:13 Jan 2012 21:46
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:04

Repository Staff Only: item control page