Understanding online child pornography use: Applying sexual offense theory to internet offenders

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Understanding online child pornography use: Applying sexual offense theory to internet offenders. / Elliott, Ian; Beech, Anthony.

In: Aggression and Violent Behavior, Vol. 14, No. 3, 01.05.2009, p. 180-193.

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abstract = "This review outlines the links between contemporary etiological and offense-process theories of child sexual abuse and our current knowledge of individuals who commit offenses related to online child pornography. First, we integrate previous behavioral typologies into a four-category internet offender typology. Second, we summarize development of etiological theory and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these theories in explaining the child pornography offender. Third. we outline the potential situational and ecological factors relating to the online environment that may also be a cause for the development and maintenance of prurient online behavior. Fourth, we review theories of the offense process and apply these to research into the modus operandi of child pornography offenders. Finally, we examine the usefulness of this approach in the assessment of risk and the treatment of online offenders. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
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