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.
Table of Contents
Preface, Andrew Oosterbaan Part 1: Abusive Images and their Emergence as a Significant Problem 1. An Introduction to the Problem, Ethel Quayle and Roberta Sinclair 2. Children Within the Images, Linda Jonsson and Carl Göran Svedin 3. The Emergence of the Internet Sex Offender Anthony R, Beech and Ian A. Elliott Part 2: Legal, Social and Familial Contexts of Abuse 4. Child Pornography in International Law, Alisdair A. Gillespie 5. Child Pornography and Law in East Asia, Bernard Y. Kao 6. The Social Dimension of the Online Trade of Child Sexual Exploitation Material, Angela Carr 7. Online Child Pornography, Paedophilia and the Sexualised Child: Mediated Myths and Moral Panics, Yvonne Jewkes 8. Sexual Behaviour, Adolescents and Problematic Content, Lars Lööf Part 3: Prevention and Harm Reduction 9. Risk Assessment for Child Pornography Offenders: Applications for Law Enforcement, Angela W. Eke and Michael C. Seto 10. The Importance of Digital Evidence in Internet Sex Offending, David Glasgow 11. Situational Prevention of Child Abuse in the New Technologies, Richard Wortley 12. Proactive Strategies to Prevent Child Pornography Offenses: The Dunkelfeld Project, Klaus M. Beier and Janina Neutze 13. Technological Solutions to Offending, Awais Rashid, James Walkerdine, Alistair Baron and Paul Rayson 14. A Public Health Approach to Addressing Internet Child Sexual Exploitation, Megan Clarke, Kurt M. Ribisl, Desmond Runyan and Carol Runyan
Ethel Quayle is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Edinburgh and a trained clinical psychologist.
Kurt M. Ribisl is Associate Professor in Health Behaviour and Health Education at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina.