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Are Online Predators More Dangerous?  

Author:  Roslyn  Myers, J. D., M. A..

Source: Volume 15, Number 01, December/January 2014 , pp.1-2(2)

Sex Offender Law Report

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Online sexual predation is on the rise, according to results from two Swiss studies, one in 1996 and one in 2013. While the prevalence of sexual abuse with physical contact remained static from the first study to the second, the prevalence of sexual abuse without physical contact was shown to have increased in frequency—typically via social media networks, chats, texts, and emails. This article addresses some of the issues raised by this phenomenon.

Keywords: internet sex offending; age, gender detection software

Affiliations:  1: Editor, Sex Offender Law Report.

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