Teen sexting arrests often involve adults

DURHAM, N.H., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Many youth sexting cases getting police attention include aggravating circumstances, and arrest is not typical if no adults were involved, U.S. researchers say.

Half of U.S. teens report abuse, crime

DURHAM, N.H., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- More than 45 percent of U.S. youth reported to authorities at least one instance of violence, abuse, crime or bullying in the past year, researchers say.

Child abuse down in 2008 despite economy

DURHAM, N.H., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Even though 2008 was the first full year of recession, U.S. child abuse declined compared with 2007, U.S. researchers say.

U.S. kids exposed to more violence, abuse

DURHAM, N.H., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. children are routinely exposed to more violence and abuse than previously recognized -- nearly half experience a physical assault, researchers found.

'Internet predator' stereotypes debunked

DURHAM, N.H., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Most Internet sex offenders are not adults who target young children by posing as another youth, but rather are adults who target teens, a U.S. study found.

TV stings raise ratings-over-rights issues

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Critics of the latest prime-time, online sex crime show say the segment of "America's Most Wanted" series is more interested in ratings than fighting crime.

Study: Kids meet fewer online predators

DURHAM, N.H., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Children are less likely than they were a few years ago to encounter sexual predators online, a University of New Hampshire study found.

Lawmakers go after sexual predators

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- State legislatures across the United States are becoming even more eager to crack down on child molesters.

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International
David Finkelhor
David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center, Horton Social Sciences Center, University of New Hampshire testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on "Protecting Children on the Internet" on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

David Finkelhor is an American sociologist known for his research into child sexual abuse and related topics. He is the director of Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire in the US, from which he received his Ph.D. in 1976. He lives in the state of Maine with his wife and son Misha Linnehan.

He has been studying the child abuse problems of child victimization, child maltreatment and family violence since 1977. He is well known for his conceptual and empirical work on the problem of child sexual abuse, reflected in publications such as Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse (Sage, 1986) and Nursery Crimes (Sage, 1988).

He has also written about child homicide, missing and abducted children, children exposed to domestic and peer violence and other forms of family violence. In his recent work, for example, his book, Child Victimization (Oxford University Press, 2008), he has tried to unify and integrate knowledge about all the diverse forms of child victimization in a field he has termed Developmental Victimology. He is editor and author of 12 books and over 200 journal articles and book chapters.

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