Sex Offenders and the Internet

Sex Offenders and the Internet

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Online, the opportunity to commit a crime is never more than a few clicks away. Sex Offenders and the Internet explores the nature of online sex offenders in order to help practitioners understand and treat this new category of client. Kerry Sheldon and Dennis Howitt examine the research base by reviewing case studies and psychological profiles, with a particular focus on paedophilic Internet sex offenders. Issues covered include child pornography, the often overlooked a€˜excusesa€™ for paedophilia, and how we can move forward. The result is a book that comprehensively details the nature of Internet sex offenders, bringing together the relevant research into one essential volume.Such uses of the Internet and child pornography relate to premeditated contact offences. Since it seems that a proportion of Internet sex offenders have no history of contact offending (Seto and Eke, 2005), what functions does Internet childanbsp;...

Title:Sex Offenders and the Internet
Author:Dennis Howitt, Kerry Sheldon
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2007-08-20


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