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NCJ Number: 229199 Find in a Library
Title: Demographic and Personality Characteristics of Internet Child Pornography Downloaders in Comparison to Other Offenders
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:18  Issue:6  Dated:November-December 2009  Pages:611-621
Author(s): Lotte Reijnen; Erik Bulten; Henk Nijman
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the demographic and psychological aspects of Internet child pornography offenders.
Abstract: Findings show that the child pornography downloaders were younger than other sexual delinquents but did not differ in average age from nonsexual delinquents. Internet child pornography offenders lived alone more often, were more frequently single, and rarely had children. Findings suggest that Internet sexual offenders lead relatively socially isolated lives, and that variables of age, being single, living alone, and not having children are associated to one another. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) profile was found for Internet child pornography offenders compared to other sexual offenders. Data were collected from 134 male patients who received treatment in an outpatient forensic psychiatric department in the Netherlands from June 2001 to mid-April 2006. Figure and references
Main Term(s): Child Pornography; Internet Protection (Child Health and Welfare)
Index Term(s): Instrument validation; Offender profiles; Personality assessment; Sex offender profiles
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