This important book offers numerous new insights and provides a sound conceptual approach to the continuing developments in the profiling of online groomers. The book discusses characteristics of the internet that are relevant to online grooming, and it describes how offenders use the internet to identify and communicate with potential child victims. It also presents a stage model for use in the assessment of online groomers and how to classify offenders in terms of seriousness over time. The book is useful in policing online groomers where all concerned agencies can work together to prevent online grooming offenses. It explains and analyzes various approaches to improving legislation, how developments in knowledge management can help, the potentially supportive roles of information technology, and police performance management. Online Groomers introduces concepts of online sex offending prevention, describes recent UK initiatives to protect children online, and presents a new approach to educational awareness and internet safety.
Publication Date: 1/1/2010