The papers in this volume highlight the small but growing body of research demonstrating that child sex offending is strongly influenced by opportunities to offend, and that analyzing the environmental contexts of offending may offer new insights into preventing the behavior. The chapter topics include: situational factors in child molesting; the use of opportunity-reduction approaches with intellectually disabled child molesters; legislating and investigating sex crimes against children; social interactions among pedophiles; sexual abuse of children in residential institutions; child sexual abuse and the church: and child sex offending and the Internet; and others.
1 Introduction Richard Wortley and Stephen Smallbone (Griffith Univ) 2 Applying situational principles to sexual offenses against children Wortley and Smallbone 3 Situational and dispositional factors in child sexual molestation: A clinical perspective W.L. Marshall (emeritus Queen's Univ, Ontario), G. Serran and L. Marshall (Rockwood Psychological Services, Kingston, Ontario) 4 Prevention of sex crimes against children: Legislation, prevention and investigation L.M.J. Simon (E Tennessee State Univ) and K. Zgoba (New Jersey Dept of Corrections) 5 An empirically based situational prevention model for child sex abuse K.L. Kaufman, H. Mosher, M.S. MeganCarter and L. Estes (Portland State Univ in Oregon) 6 Convergence settings for non-predatory ""boy lovers"" P. Tremblay (Univ of Montreal) 7 The Internet and abuse images of children; search, precriminal situations and opportunity M. Taylor and E. Quayle (University College, Cork) 8 Situational prevention and child sex offenders with an intellectual disability F. Lambrick (Victorian State-Wide Forensic Service) and W. Glaser (Melbourne Univ) 9 Is risk management enough? Approach and avoidance goals in the treatment of sex offenders L. Eccleston (Univ of Melbourne) and T. Ward (Victoria Univ, Wellington NZ) 10 Strategies adopted by sexual offenders to involve children in sexual activity B. Leclerc, J. Carpenter and J. Proulx (Univ of Montreal).