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Characteristics and motivations of perpetrators of child sexual exploitation: A rapid evidence assessment of research

Child sexual exploitation perpetrators research programme, report 2

There is a lack of information about individuals who perpetrate child sexual exploitation (CSE) offences. This report describes one of three research projects to build an evidence base about this population.

The project’s aims were to:

  • investigate the characteristics of those who commit CSE
  • identify the nature and dynamics of their behaviours, their motivations and the way they target and exploit their victims.

The report will be of interest to frontline practitioners, service providers, commissioners of services, policy makers, researchers and academics.