In response to a recommendation from the Joint Thematic Review of MAPPA in Scotland (HMICS, 2015), the RMA undertook a literature review exploring internet offending. The review was published in 2018 and can be found here.
In 2020, we formed and chaired a multi-agency working group to support the development of a framework for assessing those convicted of offences relating to indecent images of children (IIOC). The framework includes the use of the Child Pornography Offender Risk Tool (C-PORT) and the Correlates of Admitted Sexual Interest in Children (CASIC) (Seto & Eke, 2016) as a method of assessing the risk presented by individuals convicted of internet offences.
We are currently running a two-year pilot scheme to explore the reliability and validity of the framework, and examine the usefulness for practitioners.