Participant Information

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Thank you for agreeing to participate in this study investigating practice in law enforcement and industry whilst working together to promote safer online experiences for children and adolescents.  The project is funded by the European Commission's directive investigating the illegal use of the internet, and Professor Julia Davidson from the Centre of Abuse and Trauma Studies at Middlesex University is the principal investigator.  It is an international collaboration between the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and Italy.

The survey should take you no longer than ten to fifteen minutes to complete.

The questions will be directed towards your experience within policing and revolve around current police and industry practice on dealing with online crimes against children and adolescents.

Specifically, we hope to explore in greater detail precisely how online crimes related to children, such as grooming and indecent images, are dealt with throughout the criminal justice process, from the point of discovery through to sentencing, conviction and resulting sentence. We are also interested in identifying key partnerships in the prevention and intervention of online CSA from a policing perspective.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Jeffrey DeMarco ( the project Research Fellow; he will be happy to provide you with any additional information you may require. All responses gathered will be treated with the greatest level of confidentiality in line with both British Society of Criminology and British Psychological Society Codes of Conduct and Ethics. The information itself will be stored in line with UK data protection guidelines. At no point will you need to indicate your true identity, and if you wish to withdraw following participation, you may do so by providing the research team with the ID number you will receive post-completion.

If you agree to participate, please indicate your consent by ticking the appropriate box below.

Thank you for your participation.

The ISEC Research Team