Some argue that targeting, investigating, and prosecuting collectors of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) is an important mission as these individuals desire sexual contact with children. By viewing sexual images of children they are reinforcing their beliefs and breaking down the barriers to contact abuse. This case study will argue that there is an even more important reason why we should be concerned about those who seek out, view, and collect CSAM. Using a video of a clinical interview of a CSAM collector, the presenter will explore whether such offenders pose a risk of direct harm to children.
Understand the motivation for viewing indecent images of children.
Recognize the risks associated with viewing indecent images of children.
Predict the likelihood of contact offending for those caught viewing CSAM.