4 Hours | 4 CEs

This self paced program Evaluating Risk in Child Pornography Offenders is presented by Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP

The focus of this program is assessment of persons found in possession of child pornography, including those with no known history of contact offenses. After a brief discussion of relevant ethical and legal considerations, reviewed are interviewing techniques and Forensic assessment instruments for use in these evaluations. Next reviewed are risk factors for offending, followed by a discussion of how emerging technology and encryption systems are used to solicit and exploit child victims.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe key legal and ethical issues specific to assessing child pornography offenders

  • Describe and use tools that are of value with respect to structuring judgments about offense risk with child pornography offenders

  • Describe risk and motivating factors for child pornography offenders

  • Describe how emerging technology, including the “Dark Web” is utilized to solicit and exploit victims

Presented By

Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP

Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist and board-certified forensic psychologist, and he is an adjunct faculty member at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Katsavdakis evaluates defendants charged with violent sexual and violent non-sexual crimes, and he conducts threat assessments in workplace and related settings. In addition to his forensic work, he maintains a clinical caseload, treating both adults and juveniles.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Accessing Nudity and Child Porn

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Assessment of Digital Media

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Child Porn Offenders

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Forensic Assessment Instruments

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Child Porn Offender Risk Tool

    • Lesson 6 Video

  • 8

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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