Sunday, 4 August 2013

The Searchers, For The Validation, Of Their 'Truth'

Ideas a little long in the tooth

Sex Abuse, August 2013 vol. 25 no. 4 370-395: Version of Record - Jun 20, 2013

Child Pornography and Likelihood of Contact Abuse

"A Comparison Between Contact Child Sexual Offenders and Noncontact Offenders

Matthew L. Long1,2
Laurence A. Alison2
Michelle A. McManus2

1Kent Police, Maidstone, Kent, UK
2Centre for Critical and Major Incident Research, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Matthew L. Long, Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Long, Public Protection Unit, Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9BZ, UK. Email:


This study examined a sample of 120 adult males convicted of offences involving indecent images of children (IIOC); 60 had a previous contact child sexual offence (dual offenders) and 60 had no evidence of an offence against a child. Analyses explored socio-demographic characteristics, previous convictions, and access to children. Of the 120 offenders, a subsample of 60 offenders (30 dual offenders and 30 non-contact) were further examined in terms of the quantity of IIOC, types of IIOC, and offending behavior. The study found the two offender groups could be discriminated by previous convictions, access to children, the number, proportion, and type of IIOC viewed. The IIOC preferences displayed within their possession differentiated dual offenders from non-contact IIOC offenders. Within group comparisons of the dual offenders differentiated sadistic rapists from sexual penetrative and sexual touching offenders. The paper suggests there may be a homology between IIOC possession, victim selection, and offending behavior. Implications for law enforcement are discussed in terms of likelihood of contact offending and assisting in investigative prioritization."

Full Paper



We continue to debunk, the dangerous and offensive myths, regarding such claimed causalities.

Dr/DCI Long, and the Kent Service PPU, have a long history of searching for things that do not exist, and zealous, operational, commitment, against 'sex offenders'.

From what you state, in your abstract, Dr Long, there seems to be a heterology, but, we will have to spend a little more time, on the full paper, before further comment.

The OSC 


Dr/DCI Matthew Long

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Kent child sex offences system rolled out to Europe

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Our academic expertise


Laurence A. Alison, Michelle A. McManus (and Long)

The Investigation, Prioritization and Risk Management of Child Pornography Offenders within Policing 

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Function and Operation of KIRAT

Indecent images risk and young people


Dr. Michelle McManus 


Laurence Alison, Prof

Forensic Psychology & Criminal Investigation 

The Hydra Foundation



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18 Jun 2014: DOI: 10.1080/13552600.2014.927009

Factors associated with contact child sexual abuse in a sample of indecent image offenders 

 Michelle Ann McManus*, Matthew L. Long, Laurence Alison & Louise Almond


This study explored a sample of 244 UK adult male offenders convicted of offences involving indecent images of children (IIOC):

120 had a previous contact child sexual offence (defined as dual offenders) and 124 had no evidence of an offence against a child (defined as non-contact offenders).

Offender groups were compared regarding their socio-demographic characteristics, previous convictions and IIOC possession.

Key discriminatory factors that differentiated dual offenders were: access to children, previous offence history, sexual grooming and possession of IIOC that depicts similar-aged victims.

In contrast, non-contact offenders could be identified from their greater amount and wider range of IIOC possession.

The results suggest a homology between Internet behaviours, IIOC possession and victim selection.

Implications for law enforcement agencies are discussed in terms of assisting investigative prioritisation by identifying those most at risk of committing sexual abuse against children."

Journal of Sexual Aggression: An international, interdisciplinary forum for research, theory and practice

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