PurposeIncreasing numbers of convictions for the use of child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) call for enhanced measures to prevent this type of offending. Strength-based approaches such as the good lives model have made significant contributions to the management of offenders who have sexually abused against children. The paper aims to discuss these issues.Design/methodology/approachThe present study explored the application of these models to the rehabilitation and desistance behaviour of CSEM users, based on a thematic analysis of the self-managed desistance strategies employed by 26 offenders.FindingsThe findings confirmed the value of strength-based approaches in understanding self-management strategies used to enhance desistance behaviour in CSEM users.Research limitations/implicationsThe empirical and theoretical findings were then combined into a conceptual framework aimed to enhance preventative efforts and interventions targeted at undetected CSEM users.Originality/valueThis paper provides the first conceptual and empirical model of prevention and desistance behaviour specific to CSEM offending.
Journal of Criminal Psychology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 7, 2017
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