Examining the modus operandi of sexual offenders against children and its practical implications

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Title Examining the modus operandi of sexual offenders against children and its practical implications
Author Leclerc, Benoit; Proulx, Jean; Beauregard, Eric
Journal Name Aggression and Violent Behavior
Editor Michel Hersen & Vincent van Hasselt
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The purpose of this article is to review the theoretical, empirical, and practical implications related to the modus operandi of sexual offenders against children. First, the rational choice perspective in criminology is presented. Second, descriptive studies aimed specifically at providing information on modus operandi of sexual offenders against children are also presented. This is followed by research that investigates the links between the modus operandi of sexual offenders against children and various factors such as victim characteristics. Third, offenders' treatment, as well as situational crime prevention implications in regards to modus operandi, is discussed in order to highlight their respective potential for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13591789
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2008.08.001
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 14
Issue Number 1
Page from 5
Page to 12
ISSN 1359-1789
Date Accessioned 2009-08-17
Date Available 2010-06-10T22:20:36Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject Causes and Prevention of Crime
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29359
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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