Child sexual exploitation (CSE) perpetration

The purpose of these exploratory studies was to increase our understanding of CSE perpetration and identify the strengths and limitations of research approaches. The findings will inform both focus and methodology of further much needed research.

The studies vary in their approach including: identifying findings from research to date, undertaking interviews with experts and in some cases, case file analysis, new empirical evidence on the characteristics and perspectives of individuals who sexually exploit young people.

Child sexual exploitation perpetration research programme

Reflecting on the learning from the five scoping studies and setting out how our next steps will build on this work.

Research programme briefing (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Young people who engage in CSE behaviours: An exploratory study

Simon Hackett, Durham University and Stephen Smith, Durham Constabulary

Exploratory study (PDF, 1.0 MB)

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

Kate Walker, Claire Pillinger and Sarah Brown, Coventry University

Rapid evidence assessment of research (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Characteristics and perspectives of adults who have sexually exploited children: Scoping research

Kate Walker, Claire Pillinger and Sarah Brown, Coventry University

Scoping research (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Interventions for perpetrators of child sexual exploitation: a scoping study

Caroline Drummond and Jessica Southgate, Nacro

Scoping study (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Interventions for perpetrators of online child sexual exploitation: a scoping review and gap analysis

Derek Perkins, Royal Holloway University of London, Hannah Merdian, University of Lincoln, Britta Schumacher, Maastricht University, Hannah Bradshaw, University of Lincoln, and Jelena Stevanovic, Maastricht University

Scoping review and gap analysis (PDF, 1.9 MB)