Group Localised Child Sexual Exploitation Offenders: Who and Why?

Bhatti-Sinclair, K. and Sutcliffe, C. (2020) Group Localised Child Sexual Exploitation Offenders: Who and Why? Seen and Heard Journal, 30 (4). pp. 51-70. ISSN 1744-1072

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Since 2011, the prosecution of Asian men for Group Localised Child Sexual Exploitation (GLCSE) in the UK has led to two opposing positions: (1) Asian men have been unfairly demonized, and (2) Asian men have a disproportionate propensity for this crime. This paper analyses the available evidence in the public domain in two different ways. First, we collected newspaper reports that were identified as GLCSE cases, and completed a comprehensive review of the literature, government documents and official case reviews. Our data consists of 498 defendants in 73 prosecutions between the years 1997 and 2017, of which 83% have recognizably Muslim names. Second, using census data and regression analysis we find, independently of their names, a significant correlation between GLCSE and Muslims/Pakistanis. We attribute this positive relationship for Muslims, particularly Pakistanis, to a number of factors including motivation, accessibility and opportunity. Finally we consider some possible policy responses.

Publication Type: Articles
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ12 Sexual life > HQ19 Sexual behaviour and attitudes. Sexuality
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Social Work and Social Care
Depositing User: Kish Bhatti-Sinclair
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 08:30
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 08:30

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