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This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e 

Misuse of the Internet by Pedophiles: Implications for Law Enforcement and Probation Practice
Misuse of the internet by pedophiles: Implications for law enforcement and probation practice
Keith F.Durkin, McNeese State University
Introduction

Child sexual abuse is widely recognized as an especially serious problem in the United States. A voluminous body of scientific literature indicates that children who are sexually molested suffer a variety of physical, psychological, and social damage because of their victimization (see Browne & Finkelhor, 1986; Burgess & Lottes, 1988; Conte & Berliner, 1988; Lurigio, Jones, & Smith, 1995). Adults who sexually abuse children are considered to be among the most serious deviants in our society. Consequently, they often come to the attention of criminal justice agencies. Because of prison overcrowding, probation is a common punishment ...

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