Internet Sex Offenders by Michael C. Seto

By Michael C. Seto

probably the most chilling points of our technological age is the seeming ease with which perpetrators can use the web to dedicate sexual offenses. Fears of "internet predators" have ended in unheard of media recognition and the mobilization of criminal and investigative assets towards choosing and prosecuting baby pornography and solicitation offenders, in addition to loads of learn into all facets of on-line sexual offending in hopes of clarifying, decreasing, and putting off a lot of these offenses. during this finished, state-of-the-science paintings, Michael C. Seto examines a wealth of analysis performed during the last decade (including his personal broad paintings during this quarter) concerning the use and contribution of the web to sexual crimes together with the production and dissemination of kid pornography, and on-line and offline solicitation efforts resulting in touch offenses resembling rape and sexual attack. He examines the etiology and features of on-line offenders, the relation among on-line and omine offending, and offers sensible details correct to chance review, legislation, and remedy. He additionally investigates the impression of the web on similar concerns corresponding to statutory offending, "grooming" strategies, "sexting," in addition to the reality approximately "stranger possibility" and the true danger to young children of attack and abduction.

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