Evaluating Risk in Child Pornography Offenders | Friday, September 25, 2020
The focus of this program is assessment of persons found in possession of child pornography, including those with no known history of contact offenses. After a brief discussion of relevant ethical and legal considerations, reviewed are interviewing techniques and Forensic assessment instruments for use in these evaluations. Next reviewed are risk factors for offending, followed by a discussion of how emerging technology and encryption systems are used to solicit and exploit child victims.
Psychologists attending this session will be able to:
- identify key legal and ethical issues specific to assessing child pornography offenders,
- identify and use tools that are of value with respect to structuring judgments about offense risk with child pornography offenders,
- identify risk and motivating factors for child pornography offenders,
- describe how emerging technology, including the “Dark Web” is utilized to solicit and exploit victims.