ERIC Number: ED307532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis. For Law-Enforcement Officers Investigating Cases of Child Sexual Exploitation. Second Edition.
Lanning, Kenneth V.
This booklet provides a behavioral analysis of child molesters. The terms child molesters and pedophiles are defined and distinctions are drawn between the two. The second section develops a law enforcement typology differing from those of mental health professionals, focusing on pre-arrest behavior or pre-identification behavior of child molesters that is of most value to law enforcement. The third section focuses on the law enforcement investigation, including combination offenders, sex rings, incest cases, female offenders, and adolescent offenders. The fourth section focuses on recognizing and identifying the highly predictable sexual behavior patterns of pedophiles or preferential child molesters. The fifth section focuses on collection of pornography and erotica, since pedophiles almost always collect it. The sixth section focuses on behavior of the offender after identification. The seventh section focuses on four major problems that make the investigation of child sexual abuse and exploitation difficult for law enforcement officers and the criminal justice system. A discussion of considerations in obtaining and using expertise search warrants in cases of preferential child molesters is given. A bibliography is included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, VA.; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Washington, DC.