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Protecting Children Online: Using Research-Based Algorithms to Prioritize Law Enforcement Internet Investigations, Technical Report
(NCJ 250154) May 2016
Grant, 54 page(s)
R.Gregg Dwyer, M.D., Ed.D., Michael Seto,Ph.D., Dana DeHart, Ph.D., ElizabethLetourneau, Ph.D., Tracy McKee, M.S., RobertMoran, Ph.D.
This project used data from 20 Internet Crimes Against Children task forces to develop empirically-based recommendations to assist law enforcement in prioritizing: (1) cases involving production of child pornography over possession/distribution; (2) cases involving online luring for the purpose of meeting the minor to commit sexual offenses, over luring restricted to online behavior such as sexual chat or exchanging pornographic images; and (3) cases involving offenders who have committed contact sexual offenses against children over cases involving offenders with no known history.