Dr Hannah Merdian recently published an article on The Conversation, looking at the links between the consumption of online child sexual exploitation material (i.e. indecent images/videos of children) and contact sexual offending.  Her article was sparked by the recent uncovering of hundreds of arrests that were made by the National Crime Agency in relation to online sexual exploitation of children.

Dr Merdian’s article can be viewed here: http://theconversation.com/severity-and-risk-are-not-the-same-when-it-comes-to-indecent-images-of-children-29507