Sex Offenders and the Internet (Paperback)
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Short Description for Sex Offenders and the Internet This book brings together current knowledge about sex offending on the internet. Nine chapters cover topics such as the social and legal changes that led to the identification of internet sex offenders as a distinct group of offenders, how internet sex offenders operate, and policing the internet. In-depth case studies are used throughout.
- Published: 24 September 2007
- Format: Paperback 312 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780470028018 ISBN 10: 0470028017
- Sales rank: 774,706
Full description for Sex Offenders and the Internet
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.