Comparing Child Pornography Offenders to Child Contact Offenders: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated on March 14th, 2024 at 10:20 am
Originally Published on November 3rd, 2021 at 05:39 pm
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What steps should be taken to ensure an offender that is under investigation should be placed in the lowest recidivism risk category?


When working with individuals charged with possession and/or distribution of child pornography, there is always a question of whether the individual is also a contact sexual offender.  Over the years, with an increase in good research, we now know that there are distinct categories of Child Pornography offenders and there are many individuals who possess child pornography who do not also engage in contact offending. 

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