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Policing online child sexual abuse-the British experience

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dc.contributor.author Martellozzo, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-23T16:50:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-23T16:50:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Martellozzo, E. (2015). Policing online child sexual abuse-the British experience. European Journal of policing Studies, 3(1), 32-52. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://d1afx9quaogywf.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Research%20Highlights/UKCCIS%20RH%2013%20Police%20Practice.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2657
dc.description.abstract Incidents of child sexual abuse (CSA) are frequently documented and have recently attracted intense police, public scrutiny and efforts of social control across the Western world. This paper aims to explore the very concerning issue of online CSA and the way in which the police is responding to this growing problem. It will present some of the challenges the police in the United Kingdom face daily in dealing with the threats to children’s online safety. It argues that although proactive undercover policing has helped police forces to unmask sex offenders2 who predate innocent victims online, the advancement of technology is making the work of police officers more and more challenging. The findings presented have been collected over the last decade (2003-2013) during two exploratory, grounded theory studies, which involved the interviews with 21 police officers and forensic examiners and the observation and analysis of three police operations at the London Metropolitan Police Paedophile Unit in London. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher European Journal of policing Studies en_US
dc.subject online victimization en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject online safety en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject undercover policing en_US
dc.subject law enforcement challenges en_US
dc.title Policing online child sexual abuse-the British experience en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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