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Internet Sex Offenders

Internet Sex Offenders Author Michael C. Seto
ISBN-10 1433813645
Release 2013
Pages 347
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"This volume follows my recent book on pedophilia and sexual offending against children, also published by the American Psychological Association (Seto, 2008). After that endeavor, which took almost 3 years to complete, I thought I would take a break before assuming the (satisfying) challenge of writing another book. But after a plenary talk on online offending I gave at the 2009 Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) conference in Dallas, Texas, a colleague, Jean Proulx, asked me why I was not writing a book about this topic, given the demand for knowledge about this emerging problem. That was a good question. It was clear that there was a great deal of demand because of the increasing number of cases seen by law enforcement and by clinicians; it was also clear that there was a lack of research. I was also motivated to write this book by a long-standing fascination with online technologies, beginning with reading Neuromancer (Gibson, 1984) as a high school student, with its description of cyberspace (a term that Gibson purportedly coined) and its crypto-dystopian view of the impact of online technologies on human freedom, capacity, and behavior. As someone who learned to create very basic computer programs using punch cards and then a teletype device connected to a university mainframe, I remember well the emergence of the World Wide Web, when websites were numbered in the hundreds rather than the hundreds of millions. Reflecting the fact that this book is about the way that the Internet can facilitate sexual offending, I rely heavily on online resources. Though I try to use permalinks whenever available, links can change over time; the documents might still be found, however, using search engines when links are no longer active. Also reflecting the nonlinearity and linkages of the Internet, this book includes footnotes and appendices that do not follow the main narrative but provide additional information and context about the content in the corresponding chapter. One can treat them like links or pop-up boxes while reading"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

Sex Offenders and the Internet

Sex Offenders and the Internet Author Dennis Howitt
ISBN-10 9780470660485
Release 2009-09-28
Pages 312
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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 ‘excuses’ 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.

Only Pictures

Only Pictures Author Ethel Quayle
ISBN-10 1903855683
Release 2006-01
Pages 161
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Many practitioners are now confronted with the need to provide either therapy or effective management of internet sex offending. This timely book will help them do this well, by enabling more focused intervention with those who are seeking help as well as those who have committed offences. It is based on significant collaborative work with those engaged in research and treatment provision to people in the target groups. It will help practitioners learn more about Internet-related offending; and about how using a cognitive behaviour therapy approach might help their clients learn about their problematic behaviour and ways in which they might effect change. Readers will learn about · sexual offences and the Internet · cognitive behaviour therapy approaches · how these approaches might be applied to the specific population.

Sexual Predators

Sexual Predators Author Stephen Dean
ISBN-10 9781563437946
Release 2007
Pages 252
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You've seen the news reports on TV. Grown men show up for sexual encounters with children and young teenagers-after "meeting" them on Internet Web sites or chat rooms. The kids don't understand the risks they're taking. But the grown men do. They live for the sleazy meetings, spending hours...or weeks...arranging the details. They are sexual predators. Parents, guardians and family members worry about how to protect their kids from these people. But the popularity of the Internet makes that protection difficult. Online safety isn't black and white. Bad people can use legitimate Web sites to recruit or "groom" victims; and the predators lie so smoothly that the kids don't realize what's happening until it's too late. This book uses actual transcripts from undercover investigations of sexual predators to give you practical knowledge of how these villains operate. It follows the experiences of real people-real children-so that you know what to look for in a child or an Internet "friend" to cut off "chats" before they lead to abuse. Book jacket.

Sex Offender Treatment

Sex Offender Treatment Author Daniel T. Wilcox
ISBN-10 9781118674413
Release 2014-11-10
Pages 424
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Sex Offender Treatment is an innovative case study-based guide to the treatment of sexual offenders, offering direct access to the insights and experience of experts in the field. The book describes case formulations, assessment processes, and treatment undertaken with specific sexual offender types. Takes an innovative case study approach to sexual offender assessment and treatment, sharing practical insights and real-world experience in a challenging field Coverage is organized by key offender populations and includes bipolar offenders, child sexual abusers, Internet offenders, psychopathic offenders, personality disordered offenders and female offenders This distinctive approach aids trainee and novice workers to recognise key treatment issues, and plan and implement courses of therapeutic engagement and intervention to improve offender self-control Contributors include Bill Marshall, Leam Craig, Phil Rich, Bill Lindsay and Tony Ward

How to Work with Sex Offenders

How to Work with Sex Offenders Author Rudy Flora
ISBN-10 9781317789581
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 274
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How to Work with Sex Offenders is the first complete manual available on the subject for professionals who deal with this population. This user-friendly, comprehensive resource presents new data that will give you techniques for effectively interviewing sex offenders and outlines innovative treatment options in an understandable way, but that is just part of what makes this book unique. How to Work with Sex Offenders walks you through the criminal justice, human services, and mental health systems as applied to sex offenders from start to finish—you'll learn what happens to the offender from the point when he/she is apprehended, through prosecution, adjudication, and treatment. To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at

Working with Sex Offenders

Working with Sex Offenders Author Daniel Wilcox
ISBN-10 9781317376231
Release 2017-02-03
Pages 248
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Working with Sex Offenders is a unique book which brings together leading practitioners in the field to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date distillation of relevant guidance to assist anyone who works with sex offenders.? The authors examine topics including assessment, treatment, supervision and safeguarding. Skills and strategies for successful engagement with offenders are a key focus of the book, as well as improving understanding of underpinning factors associated with offending and desistance.? This volume, which is derived from well-received presentations hosted by the UK’s National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) over a number of years, also offers a detailed examination of individual, organisational and societal roles in relation to identifying and preventing sexual abuse in our communities. Using case examples throughout, Working with Sex Offenders will be essential reading for all professionals involved in the management and treatment of sex offenders.

Internet Child Abuse Current Research and Policy

Internet Child Abuse  Current Research and Policy Author Julia Davidson
ISBN-10 9781136941252
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 216
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Internet Child Abuse: Current Research and Policy provides a timely overview of international policy, legislation and offender management and treatment practice in the area of Internet child abuse. Internet use has grown considerably over the last five years, and information technology now forms a core part of the formal education system in many countries. There is however, increasing evidence that the Internet is used by some adults to access children and young people in order to ‘groom’ them for the purposes of sexual abuse; as well as to produce and distribute indecent illegal images of children. This book presents and assesses the most recent and current research on internet child abuse, addressing: its nature, the behaviour and treatment of its perpetrators, international policy, legislation and protection, and policing. It will be required reading for an international audience of academics, researchers, policy-makers and criminal justice practitioners with interests in this area.

Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children

Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children Author Michael C. Seto
ISBN-10 1433829266
Release 2018-07
Pages 329
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This authoritative and comprehensive second edition summarizes and integrates advances in assessing and treating pedophilia and preventing sexual offending against children. It synthesizes current research and offers evidence-based recommendations for practice and policy reform.

Violent and Sexual Offenders

Violent and Sexual Offenders Author Jane L. Ireland
ISBN-10 9781135846633
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 336
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This book provides an authoritative overview and analysis of issues of assessment, treatment and management of dangerous offenders. It takes particular account of recent policy and legislative changes such as the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and the development of initiatives to manage dangerous offenders, such as MAPPA (Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements). The book addresses wider issues of risk and the dangerous offenders in the context of the risk society, questions the relationship between the assessment, treatment and management of offenders, and considers who it is appropriate to involve in this process. The book takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the assessment, treatment and management of violent and sexual offenders, and extends its coverage to include the issue of stalking. Contributors to the book bring to bear a wide range of expertise from both academic and practitioner contexts, and are drawn from the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Switzerland.

Online Child Sexual Abuse

Online Child Sexual Abuse Author Elena Martellozzo
ISBN-10 9781136343551
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 172
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Online Child Sexual Abuse: Grooming, Policing and Child Protection in a Multi-Media World addresses the complex, multi-faceted and, at times, counter-intuitive relationships between online grooming behaviours, risk assessment, police practices, and the actual danger of subsequent abuse in the physical world. Online child sexual abuse has become a high profile and important issue in public life. When children are victims, there is clearly intense public and political interest and concern. Sex offenders are society’s most reviled deviants and the object of seemingly undifferentiated public fear and loathing. This may be evidenced in ongoing efforts to advance legislation, develop police tactics and to educate children and their carers to engage with multi-media and the internet safely. Understanding how sex offenders use the internet and how the police and the government are responding to their behaviour is central to the development of preventative measures. Based on extensive ethnographic research conducted with the police and a specialist paedophile unit, here Elena Marellozzo presents an informed analysis of online child sexual abuse: of the patterns and characteristics of online grooming, and of the challenges and techniques that characterize its policing. Connecting theory, research and practice in the field of policing, social policy, victimology and criminology, this book adds significantly to our understanding and knowledge of the problem of online child sexual abuse, the way in which victims are targeted and how this phenomenon is, and might be, policed.

MMPI 2 Characteristics of Internet Sex Offenders

MMPI 2 Characteristics of Internet Sex Offenders Author Yuka Kyla Matsuzawa
ISBN-10 1243627697
Release 2011-09-04
Pages 88
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The purpose of this study was to examine personality characteristics of Internet sex offenders who were on federal probation and had presented for mandated psychological evaluations. Offenders convicted of contact offenses were compared to noncontact offenders in regard to demographic characteristics and selected MMPI-2 primary clinical, Restructured Clinical (RC), and Personality Psychopathology Five (PSY-5) scales. A total of 52 male subjects (26 contact and 26 noncontact offenders) were included in this archival study. The results showed no significant differences between groups in regard to basic demographic characteristics. The MMPI-2 scale results tended to be within normal limits and more similarities than differences were observed between the 2 groups. However, noncontact offenders scored significantly higher than contact offenders on Scale 0 (Social Introversion) and on RC2 (Low Positive Emotions). In addition, although the difference on INTR (Introversion/Low Positive Emotionality) was not statistically significant, a clinically meaningful difference was found in which noncontact offenders scored higher than contact offenders. The noncontact Internet sex offenders in the present study showed greater social introversion, shyness, and discomfort in social situations than contact offenders. They also displayed less capacity for positive emotions and more depressive features. It may be that the greater social isolation displayed by noncontact offenders puts them at increased risk for depressive symptoms, though additional research on this possibility is needed. These findings confirm the importance of addressing social relationship patterns, depressive features, and related concerns in the initial assessments of Internet sex offenders. Other findings, clinical implications, study limitations, and suggestions for future research are also discussed.

International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders

International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders Author Dr Reinhard Eher
ISBN-10 1119996201
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 752
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International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Theory, Practice and Research provides the first truly global perspective on the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. Presents a comprehensive overview of current theories and practices relating to the assessment and treatment of sex offenders throughout the world, including the US, Europe, and Australasia Covers all the major developments in the areas of risk assessment, treatment, and management Includes chapters written by internationally respected practitioners and researchers experienced in working with sexual offenders such as Bill Marshall, Ruth Mann, Karl Hanson and Jayson Ware

Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders

Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders Author Donna Vandiver
ISBN-10 9781317385257
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 354
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Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Research and Realities provides an overview of social scientific theory and research on sex crimes and sex offenders. Most other books on the market are focused on a single issue—such as treatment, rape, pedophilia, theory, etc. This book is unique in that it covers the most current theory and research along with individual cases of sex crimes (e.g., Kobe Bryant, Jerry Sandusky, and other case studies), effectively linking theory and research with the realities of sex crimes and sex offenders as well as their victims. Vandiver, Braithwaite, and Stafford are careful to dispel myths and to focus on the heterogeneity of sex crimes and sex offenders, and not on any one issue or population or theory. Instead, they weave a framework using a full range of theoretical concepts and research data to integrate their discussions of crimes, offenders, victims, treatments, and policy implications. The result is a valuable resource for students and early-stage researchers investigating sex crimes or offenders.

Does Internet Information on Sex Offenders Reduce the Rate of Sex Offenses

Does Internet Information on Sex Offenders Reduce the Rate of Sex Offenses Author Michael Angelo Roussis
ISBN-10 OCLC:642829599
Release 2010
Pages 26
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In September 2004, California passed an amendment that expanded the breadth of the State's version of Megan's Law, the general name for any statute mandating that sex offenders register with the local community after being released from incarceration. This amendment, Assembly Bill 488, created a website under the California Department of Justice so that citizens could search for sex offenders in any community. After the passage of California Assembly Bill 488 in 2004, the number of sex crimes in California dropped nearly 10% from 9,750 to 8,800. I estimate the differential impact that this amendment had on deterring sex crimes by past criminals and new criminals. Using multivariate analyses on all arrests in California from 2001 to 2008, the estimated odds of any arrest being a sex offense are 15.7% lower after the passage of California Assembly Bill 488 compared to before enactment of the law. The odds that any arrest for a new offender will be a sex offense are 7.1% lower compared to before enactment of the amendment. In contrast, the odds that any arrest for a past offender will be a sex offense are 18.7% lower compared to before the law. Therefore, Assembly Bill 488 deterred sex crimes, but with a stronger effect on those offenders with any criminal history than someone without a prior record. This result indicates that California's amendment increasing public access to sex offender information over the Internet has had a deterrent effect on past arrestees. While this is an encouraging effect, the legislature must continue to keep pace with advances in web technology to deter crime.

Sexual Predators Amongst Us

Sexual Predators Amongst Us Author Ronald A. Rufo
ISBN-10 9781439854471
Release 2011-12-07
Pages 294
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It is imperative that educators, parents, and potential victims be aware of sexual predators, the danger they pose in our society, and the resources available to help prevent this growing epidemic. Written from a police perspective, Sexual Predators Amongst Us examines the problem of sexual predation, how the Internet has contributed to its growth, and how we can protect children and the general public from these offenders. The book begins by identifying traits and characteristics associated with sexual predation and explaining how the predator "grooms" his victims by gaining their trust. Chapters cover a range of topics related to sexual predation, including child abuse, incest, pedophilia in the clergy, sex trafficking, female sex offenders, and child pornography. The author explains how the Internet through social networking sites provides ample opportunities for sexual predators to entice their victims. He examines rehabilitation issues, describes legislation that has been passed in response to various tragic cases, and discusses sex offender registration. Maintaining a user-friendly style, the book follows a consistent format, with each chapter containing: Quotes from actual victims and predators Key words associated with the chapter material and their definitions In My Opinion segments, where experts in the fields of health, psychology, law, government, criminal justice, and academia voice their honest and objective opinions regarding sexual predators Profiles of male and female sex offenders to help readers identify common traits The book concludes with recommendations to parents for keeping children safe from online predators. Thought-provoking and direct, it is suitable as a university text as well as a reference for police academies, parents, and schools conducting awareness training courses.

Understanding and Preventing Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Understanding and Preventing Online Sexual Exploitation of Children Author Ethel Quayle
ISBN-10 9781136464676
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 296
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Over the last decade there has been dramatically increased interest in the ways that technology has been used in the abuse and exploitation of children, due in part to increasing numbers of convictions for child pornography-related offenses. Opinion swings between those who feel that there is a danger of distorting the threat posed to children by technology, and those for whom it appears that the threat has been grossly underestimated. Current literature surrounding the debate at times seems to create more questions than answers and what quickly becomes apparent is that the data we have to inform our understanding is partial, potentially context specific, and at times seemingly contradictory. This book broadens our understanding of the complex nature of online sexual exploitation of children and considers the risk that those engaged in Internet-related offences pose to children in both the online and offline environments. It focuses on cutting-edge research and conceptual thinking that views perpetrators within context, examines those impacted by such offending, describes emerging legal and policy issues, and proposes innovative strategies for prevention within a dynamic global environment. Understanding and Preventing Online Sexual Exploitation of Children responds to the growing call for help across all practice areas, from judicial to therapeutic, and will provide an invaluable resource for practitioners and policy makers working in the field, as well as students and academics studying sexual exploitation and cyber crime.