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Patterns of ownership of child model sites: Profiling the profiteers and consumers of child exploitation material

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Watters, PA and Lueg, C and Spiranovic, C and Prichard, J, Patterns of ownership of child model sites: Profiling the profiteers and consumers of child exploitation material, First Monday (Chicago), 18, (2) pp. 1-8. ISSN 1396-0466 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 First Monday.

DOI: doi:10.5210/fm.v18i2.4300

Abstract

Recent research has indicated that cybercrime thrives when a corrupt social, economic, and political environment emerges such that law enforcement impact is minimised and key elements of crime prevention are absent. In this paper, using a snowball methodology we analyse patterns of ownership of "child model" sites which generate profits from advertising and/or subscriptions. While the material may not be traditional "pornography" in content, it is arguably exploitative. An open question is how the material compares to "beauty pageant" and other highly stylised mainstream photography that depicts children in adult situations, and whether access to all such material should be restricted.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:child exploitation, criminal profiling, cybercrime
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Causes and Prevention of Crime
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Crime Prevention
Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
Author:Spiranovic, C (Dr Caroline Spiranovic)
Author:Prichard, J (Dr Jeremy Prichard)
ID Code:85200
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Computing and Information Systems
Deposited On:2013-06-18
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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