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SEXUAL OFFENCES AND OFFENDING

Convenors

Susan Leahy, University of Limerick, susan.leahy@ul.ie; Siobhan Weare, University of Lancaster, s.weare@lancaster.ac.uk;
Eithne Dowds, Queen's University Belfast, E.Dowds@qub.ac.uk

The challenges posed by sexual offences and offending are inherently complex. This stream examines legal, social and policy responses to victim-survivors and offenders in the context of a wide range of sexual offences, behaviours and exploitation.  This stream welcomes contributions which consider any aspect of sexual offences or offending, including:


Child sexual offences; trafficking for sexual purposes; grooming; social media and sexual offending; sex workers and the law; police, court, prosecutorial and jury responses to sexual offences; the idea of ‘justice’ in the context of sexual offences; law reform; extreme sexual imagery; education and prevention; social attitudes to sexual offences and offending; policy issues; restorative justice approaches; comparative analysis, offender treatment; the legal and criminal justice response to indecent images of children; defining sexual offences.

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