McManus, Michelle Ann and Almond, L.A. (2014) Trends of indecent images of children and child sexual offences between 2005/2006 and 2012/2013 within the United Kingdom. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 20 (2). pp. 142-155. ISSN 1355-2600
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2014.893031
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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Child sexual offences; indecent images of children; conviction rates; official crime statistics|
|Schools:||Faculty of Business, Law & Applied Social Studies > School of Social Work, Care and Community|
|Deposited By:||Carmit Erez|
|Deposited On:||06 Sep 2013 14:03|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2016 15:11|
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