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Research insights on child sexual abuse material offending among Australian adults

February 26, 2024

While official reports of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) have grown rapidly in recent years, less is known about how commonly CSAM is viewed and by whom, due largely to the hidden nature of such offending.

ICMEC Australia’s February Monthly Brown Bag webinar series featured the Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), Dr Rick Brown. Dr Brown presented findings from his latest research on child sexual abuse material (CSAM) offending.

His findings gave us valuable insight into the characteristics shared by adult Australian CSAM offenders. Dr Rick Brown also highlighted how the study challenges us to review how we approach future intervention and prevention initiatives.

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