Tackling the new frontier
Sexual crime through the Internet poses a major new challenge to everyone working in the child sexual abuse field. What can be effectively transferred to our developing work with Internet offenders from our existing - rapidly expanding and changing - knowledge, theory and practice wisdom about sexual offending? What new material needs to be generated?
To date, no other book has collated these challenges, which are much discussed at conferences and indeed over the Internet, nor attempted a synthesis of some of the preliminary signposts for frontline practitioners. This text achieves this goal by bringing together some of the most important ideas on the topic. It also stimulates discussion and encourages the development of effective management strategies. In particular, it sets out:
This important book is for anyone researching or practising in this area: in child protection, psychology, policing, probation, criminology. With English, American and Irish contributions from professionals with different backgrounds, who together represent the range of relevant disciplines, Calder models what the building blocks of effective evidence-based intervention with this group should look like.
Large format paperback. 144 pages. 978-1-903855-35-5. Published 2004. £14.95
Martin C Calder, Team Manager, Child Protection Unit, Salford Community and Social Services Directorate
Understanding sexual offenders who use the Internet
The Internet: potential, problems and pathways to hands-on sexual offending
Martin C Calder
The impact of viewing on offending behaviour
Dr Ethel Quayle, Forensic Psychologist, University College, Cork
From fixed to mobile internet: the morphing of criminal activity online
Rachel O'Connell, Director of Research, Cyberspace Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire
Young people with sexual behaviour problems and the Internet
Robert E Longo, Head of Special Programming, New Hope Treatment Center, South Carolina
Assessment and treatment issues
Assessing internet sex offenders
Joe Sullivan, Wolvercote Centre, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation and Anthony Beech, Department of Psychology, University of Birmingham
The challenge of sex offender assessment: the case of internet offenders
Dr Sean Hammond, University College, Cork
Current treatment approaches
David Middleton, Head of Sex offender Programmes, National Probation Service
Virtual offenders: the other side of internet allegations
Dr Bill Thompson, Department of Sociology, Reading University and Andy Williams, Lecturer in Criminology, and Youth Culture, Institute of Criminal Justice, Portsmouth
"Helps interested parents, academics and practitioners learn more about this fast-changing, limitless phenomenon." International Journal of Police Science & Management.
"Engaging accessible and practical, not only in considering some of the current debates and dilemmas but also in discussing what some of the more effective solutions might be." Child Abuse Review.
"I would strongly recommend this book to practicing professionals who wish to acquire basic and more advanced knowledge of assessing and managing individuals convicted of internet-related sexual offences." Journal of Sexual Aggression.
"A high quality handbook." Community Safety Journal.
"An accessible and useful reader." Care & Health.
"Offending in this way is at least as complex a process as that which is involved in hands-on offending. As such it requires a tailored approach for assessment and treatment, an essential part of which is an understanding of the relationship between the Internet and its users." NOTA News.
"A good overview of the work undertaken in this area of practice and raises some key questions for consideration." Vista
TOP OF PAGE