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Characteristics of the Internet for criminal child sexual abuse by online groomers

Characteristics of the Internet for criminal child sexual abuse by online groomers This paper presents a number of characteristics of the Internet that makes it attractive to online groomers. Relevant Internet characteristics include disconnected personal communication, mediating technology, universality, network externalities, distribution channel, time moderator, low‐cost standard, electronic double, electronic double manipulation, information asymmetry, infinite virtual capacity, independence in time and space, cyberspace, and dynamic social network. Potential sex offenders join virtual communities, where they meet other persons who have the same interest. A virtual community provides an online meeting place where people with similar interests can communicate and find useful information. Communication between members may be via email, bulletin boards, online chat, web‐based conferencing or other computer‐based media. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Criminal Justice Studies Taylor & Francis

Characteristics of the Internet for criminal child sexual abuse by online groomers

Criminal Justice Studies , Volume 24 (1): 14 – Mar 1, 2011

Characteristics of the Internet for criminal child sexual abuse by online groomers

Criminal Justice Studies , Volume 24 (1): 14 – Mar 1, 2011

Abstract

This paper presents a number of characteristics of the Internet that makes it attractive to online groomers. Relevant Internet characteristics include disconnected personal communication, mediating technology, universality, network externalities, distribution channel, time moderator, low‐cost standard, electronic double, electronic double manipulation, information asymmetry, infinite virtual capacity, independence in time and space, cyberspace, and dynamic social network. Potential sex offenders join virtual communities, where they meet other persons who have the same interest. A virtual community provides an online meeting place where people with similar interests can communicate and find useful information. Communication between members may be via email, bulletin boards, online chat, web‐based conferencing or other computer‐based media.

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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1478-6028
eISSN
1478-601X
DOI
10.1080/1478601X.2011.544188
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Abstract

This paper presents a number of characteristics of the Internet that makes it attractive to online groomers. Relevant Internet characteristics include disconnected personal communication, mediating technology, universality, network externalities, distribution channel, time moderator, low‐cost standard, electronic double, electronic double manipulation, information asymmetry, infinite virtual capacity, independence in time and space, cyberspace, and dynamic social network. Potential sex offenders join virtual communities, where they meet other persons who have the same interest. A virtual community provides an online meeting place where people with similar interests can communicate and find useful information. Communication between members may be via email, bulletin boards, online chat, web‐based conferencing or other computer‐based media.

Journal

Criminal Justice StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 1, 2011

Keywords: Internet; online grooming; child abuse; offender behaviour

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