Online Child Predators

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Online Child  Online Child  Predators Predators Therese Bartholomew Therese Bartholomew Digital Crime, Dr. Holt Digital Crime, Dr. Holt
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Overview/Contents Introduction: Child Predators using the internet –  what research says What we know about the crime Profile Victims Profile Offenders Problems for law enforcement Solutions (or are there?)
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Youth Internet Safety Survey Finkelhor, Mitchell, and Wolak  sponsored by NCMEC  Interviewed 1,501 youth (10 to 17) who used internet  regularly. (2000) 1 in 5 received a sexual solicitation over last year.   1 in 33 received an aggressive sexual solicitation  (solicitor  wanted to meet them, called on phone, sent regular email, money, gifts). Only one quarter told a parent about sexual solicitation. 
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Statistics Cyber Tipline (NCMEC) **  148  weekly report of online enticement of children for sexual acts  (2/23/09)    **  8,787  reported 1/1/08 –  12/31/08 **  707  reported 1/1/98 – 12/31/98
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What we know about  the crime Initial contact made: Chatroom  76% IM 10% Email 5% Other 5% Contact continued: 1 month or less 27% More than 1 to 6 48% More than 6 months 16%
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Wha t we  kno w a b o ut vic tim s : Youth Internet Safety Survey  (2000) and  Crimes against Children Research Center: National Juvenile Online  Victimization Study - survey of 2574 law enforcement agencies (10/01 – 7/02) and compiled  fact sheet Malesky’s 2007 article: Predatory Online Behavior
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