An exploration into the role of grooming in child sexual exploitation: a literature review

Lindsay, Robyn (2015) An exploration into the role of grooming in child sexual exploitation: a literature review. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this dissertation and the literature review within it was to explore grooming as a form of child exploitation.
    The themes of; current legislation in relation to grooming, offender and victims characteristics, offender strategies and techniques, and preventative methods and professional roles were identified and examined scrupulously. The literature review paid particular attention to the process of online grooming which comes as a result of the ever progressing communication and technology that is being used by perpetrators to identify and target victims to sexually exploit.
    Recommendations were made for more robust legislation detailing the preparatory phase of grooming as an offence, along with the requirement for education programmes for children and training for professionals in both children’s and adult sectors detailing the signs, indicators and offender strategies used in terms of sexual grooming in order to inform and improve practice with the desired outcome being to minimise the number of children and young people falling victim to sexual abuse as a result of being groomed.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 12:23
    Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 12:23
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18300

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