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Stages of predation. The language of online sex offenders


Recently, it has been suggested that online sexual predation may reflect the stages of grooming during computer-mediated interactions. This Poster will provide results demonstrating that the transcripts of 43 convicted online predators use different patterns of language across distinct stages that reflect the face-to-face grooming process.

M. Woodworth
J. Hancock
P. Black
M. Wollis
Presented at the American Psychological Society (APS) Annual Meeting, Chicago
Publication Date
May 24, 2012