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Child pornography offending seen through three theoretical lenses

dc.contributor.authorJung, Sandy
dc.contributor.authorEnnis, Liam
dc.contributor.authorMalesky, L. Alvin
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the complex issues surrounding child pornography offending is still in its infancy, and questions regarding the etiological underpinnings of sexually deviant interests and behaviors for these offenders remain both salient and unanswered. This article considers these questions through the lenses of three psychological theories of behavior: (1) social learning theory, (2) courtship disorder theory, and (3) behavioral economics. The development and maintenance of child pornography offending, as well as the potential for off-line escalation of those behaviors, from each theoretical perspective is discussed and the implications for theoretically grounded clinical practice is explored.
dc.identifier.citationSandy Jung, Liam Ennis & L. Alvin Malesky, Jr. (2012) Child Pornography Offending Seen Through Three Theoretical Lenses, Deviant Behavior, 33:8, 655-673, DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2011.636726
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dc.subjectchild pornography
dc.subjectbehavioral economics
dc.subjectsocial learning theory
dc.subjectsex offenders
dc.subjectchild sexual abuse
dc.titleChild pornography offending seen through three theoretical lensesen