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.
BSc. (Hons) Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire
MSc. Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire
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.
(Internet) Sexual Offending; Online Sexual Exploitation; (Online) Sexual Grooming
Online Sexual Exploitation. Presented at European Winterschool 2013 (Seeon, Germany, 2013)
Online Sexual Grooming. Presented at PsyPAG 2012 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2012)
Kloess, J.A., Beech, A.R., & Harkins, L. (in press). Online Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevalence, Process, Offender Characteristics. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse