Report – What is the profile of child exploitation material offenders?

Report – What is the profile of child exploitation material offenders?

10 December 2018

This report reviews recent literature to establish a profile of those who view and collect child exploitation material.

This report is published by the Australian Institute of Criminology.

This report uses recent literature to describe the demographic, psychological and criminal offending profile of persons who view child exploitation material (CEM), and explores common combinations of traits that may be exhibited by such offenders.

The report found that CEM offenders are predominantly:

  • male
  • white
  • aged 35–45 years on average
    and
  • often single.

They also tend to be better educated and are more likely to work in professional occupations than other sexual offenders.

The report is aimed at identifying areas for prevention, detection and treatment, and for targeting resources towards this offending group.

Download the report via the Australian Institute of Criminology website.

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