The Importance Of Online Sexual Crimes

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The cyber world/reality is the world of computers and communications. An innovation of today’s fast moving, high technology world. Strangers now from every part of the world are able to communicate with one another is remarkable, the world seemingly not so small anymore. Strangers are now a part of our lives like never before, strangers are now a part of children and young adults’ lives like never before. A cyber world with no rules, where someone can become anyone, where predators now have a mask of anonymity and an effective outlet. And children and young adults fall victim to these predators lurking online masquerading as whoever they wish and will exploit through online solicitation. Online communication have created a new type of crime, and with this new type of crimes there is new terminology and definitions of endangerment, a new tactics for predators, new type of victims and potential victims, new kind of investigations to catch predators, new cases and laws, and new safety procedures to enforce.
“In 1998, the Office of Juvenile Justice and delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) labelled online sexual crimes directed toward children as internet crimes against children (ICAC) and developed task forces in every state to address the problem” (Burgess). With this a
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Generally speaking, the characteristics of youth who report online victimization are similar to those of youth reporting offline victimization and those who are vulnerable in one online context are often vulnerable in multiple contexts. In the same way, those identified as “high risk” (i.e., experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, or parental conflict) were twice as likely to receive online solicitations and a variety of psychosocial factors (such as substance use, sexual aggression, and poor bonds with caregivers) were correlated with online victimization

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