Juliane Kloess

 

Doctoral Researcher

School of Psychology

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Title of PhD: Understanding the processes of online sexual grooming and cybersexploitation

Supervisors: Professor Anthony Beech and Dr Leigh Harkins

Juliane is interested in the dynamic processes involved in online offender-victim interactions that take place via Internet communications.

Qualifications

BSc. (Hons) Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire

MSc. Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire

Biography

Juliane completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Central Lancashire. During this time, she worked as a Healthcare Support Worker in various mental health settings, including medium- and low-secure units and a hospital for patients with dementia. Following her graduation, she worked as a research assistant at Broadmoor Hospital. The research project explored the nature and extent of both direct and indirect aggressive behaviours, as well as the role of environmental factors.

Research

Research interests

(Internet) Sexual Offending; Online Sexual Exploitation; (Online) Sexual Grooming

Publications

Presentations

Online Sexual Exploitation. Presented at European Winterschool 2013 (Seeon, Germany, 2013)

Online Sexual Grooming. Presented at PsyPAG 2012 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2012)

Publications

Kloess, J.A., Beech, A.R., & Harkins, L. (in press). Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevalence, Process, Offender Characteristics. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

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