Journal Article

Paedophiles, Pornography and the Internet: Assessment Issues

Ethel Quayle and Max Taylor

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 32, issue 7, pages 863-875
Published in print October 2002 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online October 2002 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
Paedophiles, Pornography and the Internet: Assessment Issues

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As yet, little is understood of the potential problems and benefits associated with Internet use, and the resulting social outcomes that may arise. This article examines issues that emerged out of a subset of nine interviews with social workers and probation officers, namely the feelings by such practitioners that they did not understand the function of the Internet for adults with a sexual interest in children. The analysis of these data is not examined in detail, rather an attempt is made to address the issues raised through a discussion of the role of child pornography, how it is accessed through the Internet and what implications this might have for assessment. The data are drawn from ongoing research by the COPINE (Combating Paedophile Information Networks in Europe) Project.

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Subjects: Social Work

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