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‘Just pictures’ A practical guide to the forensic psychological assessment of child abuse material offenders

Crawley, Kate and Gerry, Felicity (2015). ‘Just pictures’ A practical guide to the forensic psychological assessment of child abuse material offenders. InPsych,37(2).

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Title ‘Just pictures’ A practical guide to the forensic psychological assessment of child abuse material offenders
Author Crawley, Kate
Gerry, Felicity
Journal Name InPsych
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 37
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1441-8754   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Psychological Society
Field of Research LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES
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.
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