Research has established best practices of risk assessment for contact sex offenders; however, with the advent and explosion of the use of the internet for viewing and dissemination of CSAM, defense attorneys and experts frequently take advantage of the lack of research in the area of risk assessment of CSAM offenders to posit that all CP internet offenders are low risk. Dr. Turner uses his own and other research along with interviews with offenders to explain how to combat these arguments and speak to the actual risk of these offenders. A must-see for persons involved in the investigation and prosecution of CSAM offenses.
Learn the two main areas that should be assessed of a risk assessment of a CSAM offender, are anti-sociality and sexual deviance
Learn one problem with reported rates of re-offense is that most sex offenses against children are not reported
Understand a risk assessment compares a CSAM offender to other offenders and not to the general public