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|Title:||Perverted Justice: A Content Analysis of the Language Used by Offenders Detected Attempting to Solicit Children for Sex|
|Publisher:||Nova Science Publishers|
|Citation:||Egan, V., Hoskinson, J., Shewan, D., ‘Perverted Justice: A Content Analysis of the Language Used by Offenders Detected Attempting to Solicit Children for Sex’ in Clarke, R.M. (ed) Antisocial Behavior: Causes, Correlations and Treatments, (Nova Science Publishers, © 2011) pp. (unknown at present)|
|Abstract:||This study explored the language used by offenders soliciting sexual activities with children within Internet chat-rooms. Relational content analysis classified the linguistic content by which offenders sought to engage young persons. Eight recurrent themes encompassed the cognitions of an on-line sexual offender: ‘implicit/explicit content’, ‘on-line solicitation’, ‘fixated discourse’, ‘use of colloquialisms’, ‘conscience’, ‘acknowledgement of illegal/immoral behaviour’, ‘minimising risk of detection’, and ‘preparing to meet offline’. The language indicated increased risk-taking behaviours of the offender, which countered the anonymity chat-rooms otherwise provide. Minimising risk of detection seemed unimportant and offenders arranged off-line meetings with little caution. Electronic anonymity may give offenders false confidence, and so encourage persons to extend on-line and virtual risk-taking into to the real world.|
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|Appears in Collections:||Books & Book Chapters, School of Psychology|
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