Sextortion refers to the broad category of sexual exploitation in which abuse of power is the means of coercion and can be coupled with the threatened release of abusive images or information. Because the method of coercion is usually non-physical these cases are sometimes thought of as less egregious than cases with hands-on offenses. This workshop will focus on the dynamics of sextortion, the victims, the forensic interview, and special case considerations when a large number of victims are involved.
Discover and identify key components of sextortion and the differences between sextortion and sexting.
Identify characteristics that make adolescents vulnerable to this type of crime.
Recognize the impact of sextortion on its victims and how sextortion can be very traumatic, even though it rarely involves hands-on offenses.