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Trends in Arrests and Investigative Techniques of Technology-Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes: The 4th National Juvenile Online Victimization Study

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $994,844)

The fourth National Juvenile Online Victimization (N-JOV4) Study will consist of law enforcement agency heads and individual investigators working in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces, federal agencies, and a random sample of all other municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies across the U.S. The design for the N-JOV4 study will consist of data collected from a nationally representative sample of law enforcement agencies (n=2,500) about specific internet- and technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation cases (n=2,000) through a mail survey followed by telephone interviews with investigators knowledgeable about the cases. It will include three core tasks (project management, survey development and implementation, and post survey administration) conducted over the 48 months of the research. Data will be weighted to allow for national estimates of arrests made for internet- and technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes in the U.S. in 2019. A combination of descriptive and multivariate statistics will be used to analyze N-JOV4 data as well as examine trends in arrests with past N-JOV studies. Project findings will be disseminated through at least three manuscripts submitted to peer-reviewed journals; presentations at national conferences; a final summary report suitable for all audiences; and a series of briefs. The data will be archived at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.

Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). ca/ncf

Date Created: January 9, 2020