Readership: Students and academics in criminology and sociology, particularly those
working and studying in the field of policing and criminal justice studies, as well as policy makers and practitioners in the areas of child protection and sex offender management.
Anne-Marie McAlinden, Reader in Law, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast
Anne-Marie McAlinden is Reader in Law in the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast. She has an LLB (1996) and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (with Distinction) (1997) from Queen's and was awarded her PhD from Queen's in 2002. She has held previous positions as both a Lecturer in Law and Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Ulster. She currently teaches Evidence and Sentencing and has published widely on the management of violent and sexual offenders and responses to child sexual abuse.
PART I: THE THEORETICAL CONTEXT
2: The Nature and Extent of Sexual Grooming
3: Legislative and Policy Frameworks on Sex Offender Risk Management
PART II: GROOMING PROCESSES AND PREVENTIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
4: The Grooming of Children, Families and Communities
5: 'Institutional Grooming' and Abuse
6: Legislative and Policy Responses to Grooming
PART IV: FUTURE POLICY RESPONSES TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
7: The Way Ahead: Prevention and Protection
Appendix 1: Research Methodology
Appendix 2: Interview Schedule
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