Just Pictures

A practical guide to the forensic psychological assessment of child abuse material offenders

Kate Crawley, Felicity Harrison

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    Abstract

    The possession of child abuse material (CAM)1 is a discrete form of Internet-facilitated sex offending that presents complex sentencing issues for the justice system. Receiving a request to provide a forensic psychological assessment
    to assist those who administer justice to such offenders is a privilege, but psychologists must proceed with caution –the research is young, much is unknown and no specific instruments designed for such assessment are widely available. This article provides a brief overview of the practical components of forensic psychological assessment of offenders who have been found guilty of possession of CAM. To contextualise how the forensic psychologist can best assist the Court, a review of the sentencing principles relevant for this type of offence is also presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)16-17
    Number of pages2
    JournalIn-Psych
    Volume37
    Issue numberApril/Issue 2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Crawley, Kate ; Harrison, Felicity. / Just Pictures : A practical guide to the forensic psychological assessment of child abuse material offenders . In: In-Psych. 2015 ; Vol. 37, No. April/Issue 2. pp. 16-17.
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