Woodworth, M. Hancock, J., Black, P., Wollis, M. (2012, May). Stages of predation. The language of online sex offenders. Presented at the American Psychological Society (APS) Annual Meeting, Chicago.


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.