Internet Sex Offendersby Michael C Seto American Psychological Association
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- Hbk 347 pages
- AU$159.00 NZ$164.35
In this comprehensive, state-of-the science work, Michael C. Seto examines a wealth of research conducted over the last decade regarding the use and contribution of the internet to sexual crimes including the creation and dissemination of child pornography, and online and offline solicitation efforts leading to contact offenses such as rape and sexual assault.
He examines the etiology and characteristics of online offenders, the relation between online and offline offending, and provides practical information relevant to risk assessment and as well as clinical and legal intervention. He also investigates the impact of the internet on related issues such as statutory offending, ''grooming'' tactics, ''sexting,'' as well as the truth about ''stranger danger'' and the real risk to children of assault and abduction.
1.Overview of Online Sexual Offending
4.Etiology 5.Online Offender Characteristics
6.The Connection Between Online and Contact Offending
9.Conclusions and Future Directions
Resource A: Juvenile Prostitution, Trafficking, and Sex Tourism
Resource B: Assessment of Online Offenders
Resource C: Treatment
Resource D: Glossary of Technical Terms
Dr. Seto has published extensively on pedophilia, child pornography, sexual offending, violence risk assessment, and mentally disordered offenders and regularly presents at scientific meetings and professional workshops on these topics. He recently authored a well-reviewed book on pedophilia and sexual offending against children, Pedophilia and Sexual Offending Against Children: Theory, Assessment, and Intervention, published by APA in 2008.