E-01 - Internet Sexual Offending (Part I of II)   Intermediate

  Law Enforcement   Legal   Child Abuse (Physical/Sexual)

This presentation focuses on the psychological and behavioral characteristics of Internet sex offenders. The presenter reviews the extant literature in the field of Internet sexual offending and addresses important issues for investigators, prosecutors, probation officials, treatment providers, and others who work in the field. These include identifying the motivational pathways that underlie online criminality, highlighting challenges in the area of risk assessment, and describing issues that relate to the treatment and management of online offenders.

Learning Objectives:
1. What are the characteristics of online sexual offenders?
2. What is the link between “hands-off” and “hands-on” sexual offending?
3. What have we learned about this criminal population?