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Bystander Behavior
Bullying, Peer and  Sibling
 Child Advocacy Centers

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
 Exposure to Domestic Violence
Firearm Violence
General Child Victimization
Hate and Bias Victimization
Impacts of Child Victimization
Kidnapping and Missing Children
Physical Abuse
Polyvictimization ACES (adverse childhood experiences)

Self-Directed Violence 

Sexual Abuse
Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Technology/Internet Victimization

Trends in Child Victimization

National Juvenile Online Vicimization Study


Wells, M. Finkelhor, D., Wolak, J., & 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 (

Walsh, W.A. & 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., & 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)

Mitchell, K.J., Wolak, J. & 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)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., & 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)*

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

Mitchell, K.J., Wolak, J. & 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)

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D. & 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)

Wells, M., Finkelhor, D., Wolak, J. & 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., Mitchell, K.J., & 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., & 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