Scholarly / Journal Articles:
Note: Some of these articles may require access to EBSCO or a similar Educational/Academic library access. If you are a student or alumni you probably have some access already. If you have general Library card your local Library maybe able to help you access some of these. Where possible I have provided links. I cannot post all articles due to potential copyright violations.
- Online “Predators” and Their Victims – A 2008 article published in American Psychologist (Vol. 63, No. 2, 111–128 DOI: 10.1037/0003-066X.63.2.111).
- The Linguist on the Witness Stand: Forensic Linguistics in American Courts – Older article (2002) about the role linguist have and do played on the witness stand. (Language, Vol. 78, No. 2 (Jun., 2002), pp. 221-239)
- Linguistic analysis of chat transcripts from child predator undercover sex stings – A Feb 2017 article from The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology (2017). They used the perverted justice conversations (590) and ran through linguist program Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC). Only used conversations of those convicted. Maybe can use program to help determine who has more CLOUT and is leading conversation. Also talks about ICAC standards and WHO is leading the conversation. Good research material. PDF version of article.
- Predicting Recidivism Among Internet Child Sex Sting Offenders Using Psychological Language Analysis – A June 2017 article from CYBERPSYCHOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, AND SOCIAL NETWORKING. This is similar to the Journal article above written by some of the same authors.
- The Online Sex Sting – A 2015 article by Michael Cryan for the Bridgewater State University Undergraduate Review (Volume 11, Article 10). A great article by a student of Dr. Richard Wright at the same university.
- Use of Social Networking Sites in Online Sex Crimes Against Minors – From the “Journal of Adolescent Health” out of UNH. Published in 2010.The findings support previous claims that prevention messages and initiatives should target youth behaviors rather than specific online locations where these crimes occur.
- The Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse – An article by David Finkelhor in Volume 19, Number 2, Fall 2009 Journal / Publication called “The Future of Children.” Has some good statistics starting on page 172. He does mention there has been a decline in recent years (1992 – 2006).
- Sting Operations, Under cover Agents, and Entrapment – Bruce Hay article in 2005 for the Missouri Law Review.
- Do internet stings directed at pedophiles capture offenders or create offenders? – A Joseph S. Fulda article published in Sexuality & Culture, , Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 73–100. One of the better articles written on the subject. Quite old but still relevant. You might be able to get the article for free via ResearchGate.
- Internet Stings Directed at Pedophiles: A Study in Philosophy and Law – Another Joseph S. Fulda article published in Sexuality & Culture . Winter 2007, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p52-98. 47p. Use EBSCO or ResearchGate to obtain the article.
- A Trap for the Unwary: Jury Decision Making in Cases Involving the Entrapment Defense – Published in Law and Human Behavior © 2012 American Psychological Association
2013, Vol. 37, No. 1, 45–53. This article examines the opinions of jury-eligible participants regarding entrapment-related issues in online sex offender sting operations.
- An exploratory analysis of the cognitive distortions of a sample of men arrested in internet sex stings – A 2010 article in the Journal of Sexual Aggression. This can be downloaded for free from ResearchGate.
- Sex offenders in denial – From The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
Vol. 21, No. 1, February 2010, 39–51. Discusses denial and risk assessment calculations and parole eligibility.
- Sting Operations Revisited More Generally: Seeing the Forest and the Trees – A more recent Joseph S. Fulda article also published in the 2011 edition of Sexuality and Culture Journal. Use EBSCO or ResearchGate to obtain.
- Police Posing as Juveniles Online to Catch Sex Offenders: Is It Working? – Journal article from
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Vol. 17, No. 3, July 2005. Older article exploring effectiveness of proactive sting ope rations to catch sex offenders. Article contains a lot of statistics. Proactive cases have high rate of guilty pleas with only 15% going to trial. Conclusion : Yes it is working and should continue.
- “I’m 13. I’m Online. U Believe Me?”: Implications for Undercover Internet Stings – A 2018 article published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. By Michelle Drouin, Vincent Egan, Nicholas Yergens and Elisa Hernandez. A study seeing if people believe the identity of 13-year-old online via chats. Can we determine deception? Hint: > 83% believed age and gender to be true. Use EBSCO to obtain article.
- Understanding Sexually Deviant Online Behavior from an Addiction Perspective – A 2008 article which examines the emergent phenomenon of virtual sex offending and based upon a study of 22 forensic interviews. An interesting piece which shows how some may fall (reach bottom) and eventually get caught up in an internet sting operation.
- Sex Crime and Punishment: An Analysis of Sex Offender Sentencing in Florida – A 2013 article from Florida State University.
- A Unique Approach Against Child Sex Offenders: Jefferson County “Cheezo” Unit the M odel for Success? – A 2013 article from Regis University (Graduate studies paper). Talks about sting operation, arrests, etc. coming out of Colorado. Interesting insight and research from a student paper (Masters Thesis). Includes statistics on arrests, charges, convictions, etc. Around 56 pages.
- Punishing Disposition: Sting Operations on the Internet – A 2011 article on Internet Sting operations from The Open Communications Journal. Looks at two cases ruling that they did not have a predisposition.
- Growth and change in undercover online child exploitation investigations, 2000 – 2006 – Policing & Society article from 2010.