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Authors: Michelle Ann McManus and Louise Almond

Title: Trends of indecent images of children and child sexual offences between 2005/2006 and 2012/13 within the United Kingdom

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Journal: Journal of Sexual Aggression: An international, interdisciplinary forum for research, theory and practice

Volume: 20

Issue: 2

Year: 2014 (Published online: March 25, 2014)

Pages: 142-155

ISSN: 1355-2600 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1742-6545 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | English History | Types: Child Sexual Abuse


Link: Taylor & Francis Online (Restricted Access)



Louise Almond, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool

Michelle McManus, School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences, University of Central Lancashire

Abstract: »Little is known about the trends of indecent images of children (IIOC) offences, as UK criminal justice figures are unavailable within official crime data. This study aims to explore the rates of conviction and the relationship between IIOC offences and child sexual abuse offences from 2005/2006 to 2012/2013. The results indicated a continuing increase in offences of take, permit, distribute IIOC, rape of a child under 13, sexual activity of child under 16 and abuse of children through prostitution or pornography. Six out of a possible 17 correlations were significant, with the strongest correlation found between take, make, distribute IIOC and rape of a female under 13. Explanations for the findings are discussed and the utility of comprehensive prevalence figures for different stakeholders involved in addressing this crime issue.« (Source: Journal of Sexual Aggression)

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