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Research insights on child sexual abuse material offending among Australian adults

Thursday, 22 February at 12:30 pm 1:30 pm AEDT


Hosted virtually by ICMEC Australia via Microsoft Teams.

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 event features new insights from the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). Our presenter, Dr Rick Brown, will discuss the recent large-scale study by the AIC which explored the extent to which Australian adults intentionally viewed CSAM. Rick will also unpack the demographic factors that distinguished those who viewed the material and offer potential explanations and implications.

Registrations close on Tuesday, 20th February at 5pm (AEDT).

Dr Rick Brown is the Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, where he oversees the day-to-day work of the Institute. He has been a criminologist for over 30 years and has worked on a wide range of crime and justice research projects in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Australia. He has published over 80 government reports, book chapters and journal articles, and recently published his first book, with Routledge, Eliminating online child sexual abuse material. Rick is also on the editorial boards of several academic journals.

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