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Mitchell, K.J. & boyd, d. (2014). Understanding the role of technology in the commercial sexual exploitation of children: the perspective of law enforcment. Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire: Durham, NH

Ybarra, M. L., Strasburger, V. C., & Mitchell, K. J. (2014). Sexual media exposure, sexual behavior and sexual violence victimization in a national survey of adolescents. Clinical Pediatrics, 6. doi: 10.1177/0009922814538700

Mitchell, K.J. & Jones, L.M. (2013). Internet-Facilitated Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire: Durham, NH. (CV262)

Wolak, J., Liberatore, M. & Levine, B.N. (2013). Measuring a year of child pornography trafficking by U.S. computers on a peer-to-peer network. Child Abuse & Neglect, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.10.018

Jones, L. and Finkelhor, D. (2011) Increasing Youth Safety and Responsible Behavior Online: Putting in place programs that work. Family Online Safety Institute.

Finkelhor, D. The Internet, Youth Deviance and the Problem of Juvenoia.
Video of presentation of Juvenoia paper at U. of New Hampshire, October 22, 2010. (This is a big file -- 400 MB -- and may take a while to download.)

 

The Teen Health & Technology Study

Ybarra, M., Mitchell, K. J., Palmer, N. A., & Reisner, S. L. (2014). Online social support as a buffer against online and offline peer and sexual victimization among US LGBT and non-LGBT youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, online first. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.08.006

GLSEN, CiPHR, & CCRC (2013). Out online: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth on the Internet. New York: GLSEN.

Hiller, L., Mitchell, K.J., & Ybarra, M. (2012). The Internet as a safety net: Findings from a series of online focus groups with LGB and non-LGB young people in the US. Journal of LGBT Youth, 9(3), 225-246. (CV238)

Ybarra, M., Korchmaros, J., & Mitchell, K.J. (2011). National trends in exposure to and experiences of violence on the Internet among children. Pediatrics, 128 (6), e1376-e1386. (CV242)

 

 

Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (N-JOV3)

Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2013). Are Crimes by Online Predators Different From Crimes by Sex Offenders Who Know Youth In-Person? Journal of Adolescent Health, in press. (CV263)

Walsh, W.A., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2013). Sexting: When are state prosecutors deciding to prosecute? The Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (NJOV-3). Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center. (CV294)

Walsh, W., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2013). Prosecution dilemmas and challenges for child pornography crimes: The Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (NJOV-3). Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center. (CV266)

Walsh, W., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2012). Methodology report – 3rd National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (NJOV3): Prosecution study. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center. (CV293)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., and Mitchell, K. (2012). Trends in Law Enforcement Responses to Technology-facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes: The Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (NJOV-3). Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center. (CV268)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., and Mitchell, K. (2012). Trends in Arrests for Child Pornography Possession: The Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (NJOV-3). Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center. (CV269)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., and Mitchell, K. (2012). Trends in Arrests for Child Pornography Production: The Third National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (NJOV-3). Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center. (CV270)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K. and Finkelhor, D. (2011) Methodology Report: Third National Juvenile Online Victimization (NJOV3) Arrest Study. Crimes against Children Research Center.

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K. and Finkelhor, D. (2011) Methodology Report: Third National Juvenile Online Victimization (NJOV3) Sexting Study. Crimes against Children Research Center.

Wolak, J. and Finkelhor, D. (2011). Sexting: A typology.Crimes against Children Research Center.

 

Third Youth Internet Safety Study (YISS-3)

Mitchell, K.J., Jones, L.M., Finkelhor, D. & Wolak, J. Trends in Unwanted Online Experiences and Sexting: Final Report. Crimes against Children Research Center.

Wells, M. & Mitchell, K.J. (2013).  Patterns of internet use and risk for online victimization for youth with and without disabilities.  Journal of Special Education, published online 8 March.  DOI: 10.1177/0022466913479141. (CV245)

Priebe, G., Mitchell, K. J., & Finkelhor, D. (2013). To tell or not to tell? Youth’s responses to unwanted Internet experiences. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace,7(1), article 6. doi: 10.5817/CP2013-1-6. (CV253)

Jones, L.M., Mitchell, K., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2013). Online harassment in context:  Trends from three youth Internet safety surveys(2000, 2005, 2010). Psychology of Violence (Special Issue),3(1): 53-69. (CV271)

Mitchell, K.J. & Jones, L.M. (2012). Youth Internet Safety Study: Methodology Report. Crimes against Children Research Center.

Jones, L.M., Mitchell, K.J. & Finkelhor, D. (2012). Trends in youth Internet victimizations: Findings from three youth Internet safety surveys, 2000 – 2010. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50: 179-186. (CV240)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., Jones, L.M. & Wolak, J. Prevalence and Characteristics of Youth Sexting: A National Study. Pediatrics, 129:13-20. (CV237)

 

Second National Juvenile Online Victimization Study (N-JOV2) & Internet-facilitated Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (IF-CSEC)

Mitchell, K.J., Wolak, J., Jones, L.M., & Finkelhor, D. (2011). Investigators using the Internet to apprehend sex offenders: Findings from the Second National Juvenile Online Victimization Study. Police Practice and Research, 1-15, iFirst Article, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2011.627746. (CV212)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K. J., and Jones, L. (2011). Arrests for Child Pornography Production: Data at Two Time Points From a National Sample of U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies. Child Maltreatment, 16(3): 184-195. (CV210)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., Wolak, J., & Jones, L.M. (2011). Growth and change in undercover online child exploitation investigations in the U.S., 2000 to 2006. Policing and Society, 20(4): 416-431. (CV205)

Mitchell, K.J., Jones, L.M., Finkelhor, D., & Wolak, J. (2011). Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation of children:  Findings from a nationally representative sample of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 23(1): 43-71. (CV201).

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., & Mitchell, K. (2010). Child pornography possessors: Trends in offender and case characteristics. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 23(1): 22-42. (CV204)

Mitchell, K., Finkelhor, D., Jones, L., & Wolak, J. (2010). Use of social networking sites in online sex crimes against minors: An examination of national incidence and means of utilization. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(2): 183-190. (CV174)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D. and Mitchell, K. J. (2009). Law Enforcement Responses to Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes: The National Online Juvenile Victimization Study, 2000 & 2006. Crimes Against Children Research Center.

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D. and Mitchell, K. J. (2009). Law Enforcement Responses to Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes: The National Online Juvenile Victimization Studey, 2000 & 2006 powerpoint slides. Crimes Against Children Research Center.

Wolak, J., Finkhelhor, D., and Mitchell, K. (2009). Trends in Arrests of Online Predators. Crimes against Children Research Center.

Mitchell, K., Wolak, J., and Finkelhor, D. (2010). The National Juvenile Online Victim Study: Methodology Report. Crimes against Children Research Center.

 

Second Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS-2)

Mitchell, K.J., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2008). Are blogs putting youth at risk for online sexual solicitation or harassment? Child Abuse & Neglect,32:277-294.  (CV149)

Wells, M. & Mitchell, K. (2008). How do High Risk Youth Use the Internet? Characteristics & Implications for Prevention. Child Maltreatment, online first (http://cmx.sagepub.com/cgi/rapidpdf/1077559507312962v1) (CV178)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., & Mitchell, K. (2008). Is Talking Online to Unknown People Always Risky? Distinguishing Online Interaction Types in a National Sample of Youth Internet Users. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11(3): 340-343. (CV168)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K., and Ybarra, M. (2008). Online "Predators" and Their Victims: Myths, Realities, and Implications for Prevention and Treatment. American Psychologist, 63(2), 111-128 (CV163)

Ybarra, M., Mitchell, K., & Wolak, J. (2008). How Risky are Social Networking Sites: A Comparison of Places Online Where Youth Sexual Solicitation and Harassment Occurs. Pediatrics. 121:e350-e357. (CV167)

Mitchell, K. J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2007). Online requests for sexual pictures from youth: Risk factors and incident characteristics. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41, 196-203. (CV155)

Mitchell, K., Wolak, J., and Finkelhor, D. (2007). Trends in youth reports of unwanted sexual solicitations, harassment and unwanted exposure to pornography on the Internet. Journal of Adolescent Health,40: 116-126. (CV135)

Mitchell, K. & Ybarra, M. (2007). Online behavior of youth who engage in self-harm provides clues for preventive intervention. Preventive Medicine, 45: 392-396. (CV160)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K., & Finkelhor, D. (2007). Does online harassment constitute bullying? An exploration of online harassment by known peers & online-only contacts.  Special Issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, 41: S51-S58. (CV172).

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K. J., and Finkelhor, D. (2007). Unwanted and wanted exposure to online pornography in a national sample of youth Internet users. Pediatrics, 119(2), 247-257. (CV153)

Ybarra, M. and Mitchell, K. (2007). Prevalence & frequency of Internet harassment instigation: Implications for adolescent health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41(2): 189-195. (CV157)

Ybarra, M., Mitchell, K., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2007). Internet prevention messages: Targeting the right online behaviors. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 161: 138-145. (CV77)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K., and Finkelhor, D. (2006). Online victimization of youth: Five years later. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Bulletin - #07-06-025. Alexandria, VA. (CV138)

Ybarra, M. L., Mitchell, K. J., Wolak, J., and Finkelhor, D. (2006). Examining characteristics and associated distress related to Internet harassment: Findings from the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey. Pediatrics, 118(4), 1169-1177. (CV141)

For hard copies of the report Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later and information about online safety for families, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678, or online at www.missingkids.com.

 

National Juvenile Online Vicimization Study (N-JOV)

Wells, M. Finkelhor, D., Wolak, J., and Mitchell, K. (2007). Defining child pornography: Law enforcement dilemmas in the investigations of Internet child pornography possession. Police, Practice & Research, 8(3): 269-282. (CV96)
* Author Posting. (c) Taylor & Francis, 2007.
(This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Police Practice and Research, Volume 8 Issue 3, July 2007.doi: 10.1080/15614260701450765 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15614260701450765)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D. and Wolak, J. (2005). The internet and family and acquaintance sexual abuse. Child Maltreatment, 10(1), 49-60. (CV93)

Mitchell, K.J., Wolak, J. and Finkelhor, D. (2005). Internet sex crimes against minors. In K. Kendall-Tackett & S. Giacomoni (Eds.) Child victimization (pp. 2.1 - 2.17). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute. (CV113)

Mitchell, K.J., Wolak, J. and Finkelhor, D. (2005). Police posing as juveniles online to catch sex offenders: Is it working? Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 17(3): 241-267. (CV82)

Walsh, W.A. and Wolak, J. (2005). Can nonforcible sex crimes be successfully prosecuted when victims are willing adolescents? Child Maltreatment, 10(3), 260-271. (CV105)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., and Mitchell, K.J. (2005). Child Pornography Possessors Arrested in Internet-Related Crimes: Findings from the National Juvenile Online Victimization Study. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Alexandria: VA. (CV81)*

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., and Mitchell, K.J. (2005). The varieties of child pornography production. In Quayle, E. & Taylor, M. (Eds.), Viewing child pornography on the Internet: Understanding the offense, managing the offender, helping the victims (pgs. 31-48). Dorset, UK: Russell House Publishing. (CV100)

Wells, M., Finkelhor, D., Wolak, J. and Mitchell, K.J. (2004). Law enforcement challenges in Internet child pornography crimes. Sex Offender Law Report, 5 (4), pp. 41-42, 49. (CV95)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D. and Mitchell, K.J. (2004). Internet-initiated sex crimes against minors: Implications for prevention based on findings from a national study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 35(5), 424-433. (CV71)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K.J., and Finkelhor, D. (2003). Internet sex crimes against minors: The response of law enforcement. Alexandria, VA: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (CV70)*

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K.J., and Finkelhor, D. (2003). National juvenile online victimization study (N-JOV): Methodology report. Crimes against Children Research Center, Durham, NH. (CV72)

*Hard copies of these reports can be obtained from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or online at www.missingkids.com.

 

First Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS-1)

Mitchell, K., Ybarra, M., & Finkelhor, D. (2007). The relative importance of online victimization in understanding depression, delinquency, & substance use.  Child Maltreatment, 12(4), 314-324. (CV132)

Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K.J., and Wolak, J. (2005). Online victimization: What youth tell us. In S.W. Cooper, R.J. Estes, A.P. Giardino, N.D. Kellogg, & V.I. Vieth (Eds.), Medical, legal, and social science aspects of child sexual exploitation: A comprehensive review of pornography, prostitution, and Internet crimes, Vol. 1 (pgs. 437-467). St. Louis, MO: GW Medical Publishing, Inc. (CV47)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2005). Protecting youth online: Family use of filtering and blocking software. Child Abuse & Neglect 29:753-765. (CV49)

Ybarra, M.L., Alexander, C., and Mitchell, K.J. (2005). Depressive symptomatology, youth Internet use, and online interactions: A national survey. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36(1), 9-18. (CV74)

Ybarra, M.L. and Mitchell, K.J. (2005). Exposure to Internet pornography among children and adolescents: A National Survey. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 8(5), 473-486. (CV76)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2004). Victimization of youths on the internet. In J.L. Mullings, J.W. Marquart & D.J. Hartley (Eds.) The Victimization of Children: Emerging Issues (pgs. 1-39). Haworth Press, Binghamton, NY. (CV90)

Ybarra, M.L. and Mitchell, K.J. (2004). Online aggressors, victims, and aggressor/victims: A comparison of associated youth characteristics. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 45(7), 1308-1316. (CV75)

Ybarra, M.L. and Mitchell, K.J. (2004). Youth engaging in online harassment: Associations with caregiver-child relationships, Internet use, and personal characteristics. Journal of Adolescence, 27(3), 319-336. (CV63)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2003). The exposure of youth to unwanted sexual material on the internet: A national survey of risk, impact and prevention. Youth & Society, 34(3), 330-358. (CV43)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2003). Victimization of youth on the internet. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 8(1/2), 1-39. (CV89)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K.J., and Finkelhor, D. (2003). Escaping or connecting? Characteristics of youth who form close online relationships. Journal of Adolescence, 26(1), 105-119. (CV51)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2002). Youth online victimization. In David Levinson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment, 3, 1109-1112. Newbury Park, CA: Berkshire Reference/Sage Publications. (CV48)

Wolak, J., Mitchell, K.J., and Finkelhor, D. (2002). Close online relationships in a national sample of adolescents: A description. Adolescence, 37(147), 441-456. (CV50)

Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K.J., and Wolak, J. (2001). Highlights of the Youth Internet Safety Survey. Juvenile Justice Fact Sheet – FS200104 (pgs. 1-2). Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. (CV46)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2001). Risk factors and impact of online sexual solicitation of youth. Journal of the American Medical Association, 285 (23), 1-4. (CV42)

Mitchell, K.J. (2001). Youth on the Internet: Who is at Risk? The LINK: The official newsletter of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. (CV129)

Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K.J., & Wolak, J. (2000). Online victimization: A report on the nation’s youth. Alexandria, VA: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (CV38)


Survey of Internet Mental Health Issues (SIMHI)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., and Becker-Blease, K. (2007). A classification of adults with problematic internet experiences: Linking internet and conventional problems from a clinical perspective. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 10(3): 381-392. (CV94)

Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D., & Becker-Blease, K. (2007).  Linking youth internet and conventional problems: Findings from a clinical perspective. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 15(2): 39-58. (CV78)

Mitchell, K. and Wells, M. (2007). Problematic Internet experiences: Primary or secondary presenting problems in persons seeking mental health care. Social Science & Medicine, 65: 1136-1141. (CV131)

Wells, M. and Mitchell, K., (2007). Youth sexual exploitation on the Internet: DSM-IV diagnoses and gender differences in co-occurring mental health issues. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 24(3): 235-260. (CV128)

Wells, M., Mitchell, K., Finkelhor, D., and Becker-Blease, K. (2007). Online mental health treatment: Concerns & considerations. CyberPsychology and Behavior,10(3):453-459. (CV97)

Wells, M., Mitchell, K.J., Finkelhor, D. and Becker-Blease, K. (2006). Mental health professionals’ exposure to clients with problematic internet experiences. Journal of Technology in the Human Services, 24(4): 35-51. (CV106)

Mitchell, K.J., Becker-Blease, K. and Finkelhor, D. (2005). Inventory of problematic Internet experiences encountered in clinical practice. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 36(5): 498-509. (CV92)


To request a copy of an article listed in this study, please contact:

Kimberly Mitchell, Ph.D.
Crimes against Children Research Center
University of New Hampshire
10 West Edge Drive, Ste. 106
Durham, NH 03824-3586
kimberly.mitchell@unh.edu

Other

Mitchell, K.J., Sabina, C., Finkelhor, D., & Wells, M. (2009). Index of problematic online experiences: Item characteristics and correlation with negative symptomatology. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12(6), 707-711. (CV173).

Sabina, C., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (2008). The Nature and Dynamics of Internet Pornography Exposure for Youth Under 18. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11(6): 1-3. (CV169)

Ybarra, M., Espelage, D.L., & Mitchell, K. (2007). The Co-Occurrence of Internet Harassment and Unwanted Sexual Solicitation Victimizatoin and Perpetration: Associations with Psychosocial Indicators. Journal of Adolescent Health. 41(6,Suppl): S31-S41. (CV120b)

Janis Wolak, Kimberly Mitchell, and David Finkelhor (2006). Online Victimization of Youth: Five Years Later.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Bulletin – #07-06-025. Order (CV138)

David Finkelhor, Kimberly Mitchell and Janis Wolak (2000). Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation's Youth. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Bulletin -- #6-00-020