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    DescriptionOnline, 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.


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    Title
    Sex Offenders and the Internet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dennis Howitt, By (author) Kerry Sheldon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 245 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 598 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470028018
    ISBN 10: 0470028017
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JMK
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: UDB
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: JKVQ
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000, PSY014000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17760
    DC22: 364.153
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    DC22: 364.15/302854678
    LC classification: HQ471 .H645 2007
    DC22: 364.15302854
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    24 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Kerry Sheldon is Lecturer in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire. She trained in investigative psychology at the University of Liverpool before obtaining her PhD in psychology at the University of Sciences at Loughborough University. In between these, she worked for the probation service in sex offender treatment where she first encountered Internet sex offenders. She has substantial publications in the field of sex offending and the Internet. Dennis Howitt is reader in Applied Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. he is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a chartered psychologist. His books in the field of crime and sex abuse include paedophiles and Sexual Offences Against Children (Wiley, 1995), Crime, The Media and the Law (Wiley, 1998) and Child Abuse Errors (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992). He is author of Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology (2nd edition, Pearson Education, 2006). He has published books in the field of race with Kwame Owusu-Bempah including Psychology Beyond Western Perspectives (British Psychological Society, 2000) and The Racism of Psychology (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994). Amongst his well-known methods textbooks with Duncan Cramer are Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (4th edition, Pearson Education 2008). Introduction to SPSS in Psychology (4th Edition, Pearson Education 2008) and Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (2nd edition, Pearson Education 2008).
    Review quote
    "A highly commendable text." (The Howard Journal, December 2009) "This book is a very welcome addition … .An interesting and thought-provoking read and of value to all practitioners working with this population. It also sets the agenda for future research." (Applied Cognitive Psychology, December 2008)
    Back cover copy
    On the Internet, the opportunity to commit crime is never more than three or four clicks away.' Demetrion and Silke, from the Introduction to this volume In this pioneering text the nature of Internet sex offenders is explored in order to help practitioners to understand and treat this new category of sexual offender. Kerry Sheldon and Dennis Howitt examine the research base on Internet sexual offenders by reviewing case studies and psychological profiles, with a particular focus on paedophilic sex offenders. The result is a book that comprehensively details the nature of Internet sex offenders, bringing together the relevant research into one essential volume. "Sex Offenders and the Internet" covers key issues and concerns, including: Issues of child pornography - social, historical, legal and psychological.The development of paedophilia and the often unheard 'excuses' - abuse, attachment difficulties, fantasy and delusion.Helping practitioners to move forwards - what to do? This text is essential reading for forensic psychologists, probation officers, police officers, MSc level students in forensic psychology as well as criminologists.
    Table of contents
    About the Authors. Acknowledgements. 1 Sex Offending on the Internet. 2 The Issue of Child Pornography. 3 What we Know about Paedophilia. 4 Creating and Controlling the Internet Sex Offender. 5 What Internet Sex Offenders Do. 6 The Childhood Histories of Paedophiles. 7 Sexual Abuse and Sexualisation in the Childhoods of Paedophiles. 8 Coping with Life through Abuse and Child Pornography. 9 Relationships in Childhood and Adulthood: Security and Attachment. 10 Sexual Fantasy and Paedophile Offenders. 11 Distorted Thinking. 12 Desisting from Child Abuse. Epilogue: What has been Learnt and What shall we Do? References. Author Index. Subject Index.