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Sex Offenders and the Internet

Wiley, J,
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"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 offende.
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.


Titel: Sex Offenders and the Internet
Autoren/Herausgeber: Dennis Howitt, Kerry Sheldon
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470060049

Seitenzahl: 312
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Kerry Sheldon is Lecturer in Psychology and Criminology atthe University of Gloucestershire. She trained in investigativepsychology at the University of Liverpool before obtaining her PhDin psychology at the University of Sciences at LoughboroughUniversity. In between these, she worked for the probation servicein sex offender treatment where she first encountered Internet sexoffenders. She has substantial publications in the field of sexoffending and the Internet.
Dennis Howitt is reader in Applied Psychology in theDepartment of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. he is aFellow of the British Psychological Society and a charteredpsychologist. His books in the field of crime and sex abuse includepaedophiles 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 toForensic and Criminal Psychology (2nd edition, Pearson Education,2006). He has published books in the field of race with KwameOwusu-Bempah including Psychology Beyond Western Perspectives(British Psychological Society, 2000) and The Racism of Psychology(Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994). Amongst his well-known methodstextbooks with Duncan Cramer are Introduction to Statistics inPsychology (4th edition, Pearson Education 2008). Introduction toSPSS in Psychology (4th Edition, Pearson Education 2008) andIntroduction to Research Methods in Psychology (2nd edition,Pearson Education 2008).

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