Offender Behaviour

Helen C. Whittle, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis

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Abstract

Online offending can occur in a variety of ways, including grooming with a view to online or offline abuse, the distribution of images and, arguably, the incitement of others to offend. This chapter summarises our current understanding of online child sex offending behaviour and identifies knowledge gaps for further development. It first addresses the mediating impact of the online environment. The chapter then addresses the online offending behaviours: viewing child sexual abuse material, collecting child sexual abuse material, disseminating child sexual abuse material for personal interest or financial gain, grooming children with the purpose of inciting them to engage in sexual acts online, grooming children with the purpose of meeting offline for contact sexual abuse, networking with others who are sexually interested in children and participation in live streaming of child sexual abuse online. These behaviours can be directed towards children and young people of any age, from infancy until late in adolescence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline Risk to Children
Subtitle of host publicationImpact, Protection and Prevention: First Edition
PublisherWiley
Chapter4
Pages55-71
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781118977545
ISBN (Print)9781118977583
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2017

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Infancy
  • Offender behaviour
  • Online environment
  • Online offending

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Whittle, H. C., & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (2017). Offender Behaviour. In Online Risk to Children: Impact, Protection and Prevention: First Edition (pp. 55-71). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118977545.ch4

Offender Behaviour. / Whittle, Helen C.; Hamilton-Giachritsis, Catherine.

Online Risk to Children: Impact, Protection and Prevention: First Edition. Wiley, 2017. p. 55-71.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Whittle, HC & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C 2017, Offender Behaviour. in Online Risk to Children: Impact, Protection and Prevention: First Edition. Wiley, pp. 55-71. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118977545.ch4
Whittle HC, Hamilton-Giachritsis C. Offender Behaviour. In Online Risk to Children: Impact, Protection and Prevention: First Edition. Wiley. 2017. p. 55-71 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118977545.ch4
Whittle, Helen C. ; Hamilton-Giachritsis, Catherine. / Offender Behaviour. Online Risk to Children: Impact, Protection and Prevention: First Edition. Wiley, 2017. pp. 55-71
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