The development of online telecommunication technologies has facilitated a growth in online sexual child sexual exploitation over the past two decades. Using a data-linkage framework, this project aims to enhance understandings of online child sexual exploitation, the legal frameworks surrounding this issue, and the unique characteristics, risks and needs of online sexual offenders. Expected outcomes include increased knowledge to inform current law enforcement and sentencing practices, as well as the development of risk assessment and intervention protocols for clinical use with online offenders. This should increase evidence-based practice with online sexual offenders and assist in preventing the sexual exploitation of children online.
|Effective start/end date||30/06/20 → 31/05/24|