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Sex offenders and the Internet

Author: Kerry Sheldon; Dennis Howitt
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2007.
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"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 offender. 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheldon, Kerry.
Sex offenders and the Internet.
Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2007
(OCoLC)681311692
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Sheldon; Dennis Howitt
ISBN: 0470028009 0470028017 9780470028001 9780470028018
OCLC Number: 124960029
Description: 296 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Sex offending on the Internet --
The issue of child pornography --
What we know about paedophilia --
Creating and controlling the Internet sex offender --
What internet sex offenders do --
The childhood histories of paedophiles --
Sexual abuse and sexualisation in the childhoods of paedophiles --
Coping with life through abuse and child pornography --
Relationships in childhood and adulthood : security and attachment --
Sexual fantasy and paedophile offenders --
Distorted thinking --
Desisting from child abuse --
Epilogue : What has been learnt and what shall we do?
Responsibility: Kerry Sheldon and Dennis Howitt.
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This book brings together current knowledge about sex offending on the internet. Nine chapters cover topics such as the social and legal changes that led to the identification of internet sex  Read more...

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