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Published: 13 December 2012

394 Pages


ISBN: 9780199583720

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'Grooming' and the Sexual Abuse of Children

Institutional, Internet, and Familial Dimensions

Anne-Marie McAlinden

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Aids understanding of the role of the grooming process in child sexual abuse and what can be done to prevent it
  • Provides a critical overview of the key issues concerning sex offender treatment and management across a range of disciplines, including child protection, penal policy making, and the role of the media
  • Illustrates the various dimensions of the grooming process as experienced by professionals working with sex offenders in treatment and management processes
  • Includes a detailed examination of key recent legislative developments in the UK in relation to sex offender risk management

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