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Title: Child Sex Rings: A Behavioral Analysis for Criminal Justice Professionals Handling Cases of Child Sexual Exploitation
Author(s): K V Lanning
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 89-MC-CX-K001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang InternationalChildren's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use by police investigators as well as other criminal justice personnel, mental health and social service professionals, and researchers, this manual presents a behavioral analysis of child sexual abuse involving multiple victims, together with guidelines for investigating these cases.
Abstract: The term sex rings is used to avoid the suggestion that the concept of satanic abuse reflects reality. Two patterns of cases are described: historical child sex rings and multidimensional child sex rings. Historical child sex rings usually involve male offenders who are true pedophiles, male victims, a sexual motivation for the offenses, child pornography, and control of the victim through the seduction process. In contrast, multidimensional child sex rings involve multiple young victims, who were first abused between birth and age 6; multiple offenders; fear as the controlling tactic; and bizarre or ritualistic activity. In multidimensional sex rings, as many as 40-50 percent of the offenders are women, offenders are rarely pedophiles, victims are both male and female, motivation is multidimensional, and control occurs through fear. Appended investigative guidelines, forms, reading list, and 21 references
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Investigative techniques; Juvenile victims; Sex offender profiles
Note: 2nd edition
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