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Sexual History Disclosure Polygraph Examinations With Cybercrime Offences: A First Dutch Explorative Study

NCJ Number
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology Volume: 54 Issue: 3 Dated: June 2010 Pages: 395-411
Jos Buschman; Stefan Bogaerts; Sarah Foulger; Daniel Wilcox; Daniel Sosnowski; Barry Cushman
Date Published
June 2010
17 pages
This study examined the role of polygraphy in identifying early risky behaviors in cybersex offenders.
This article presents the first study on post-conviction polygraphy in the Netherlands. Importantly, it exclusively focuses on cybercrime offenders. The study is designed to systematically address the different child sexual behaviours exhibited by 25 participants who are in treatment for possessing child abuse images. The results indicate that post-conviction polygraphy can provide additional data to inform the development of theory in this area and contribute to the treatment, supervision, and more effective containment of offending behaviour and the reduction of future victimization. Tables, appendix, and references (Published Abstract)