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Unformatted text preview: adult men who use the internet to meet and seduce young adolescents into sexual encounters. They are often only charged with statutory rape. The groups most susceptible to these sex offenders are boys questioning their sexuality, youths with histories of sexual abuse, and those who repeatedly visit chat rooms and discuss sex online with unknown people. Few of these sex offenders include pedophiles or sadistic offenders. The article makes it clear that because of increase use of technology and social networking sites, it is becoming harder and harder to monitor potential sex offenders of this kind. After answering the questions above and many more, the article stresses the importance of continued research into this growing social problem of internet sex offenders. Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K. J., Wolak, J., & Ybarra, M. L. (2008). Online “predators” and their victims: myths, realities, and implications for prevention and treatment. American Psychologist, 63, 111-128....
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- Spring '08
- Psychology, Statutory rape, sex offenders, Human sexual behavior, child sexual abuse, internet sex offenders