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Sharpe, C. (2008). Methods Used By Internet Predators to Lure Children into Offline Contact: How Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals View Grooming and Assess Risk.

In this dissertation, Sharpe discusses how since the Internet is a new form of communication, not that much research has been done to understand the ways of Internet predators. Like other research out there, this looks at the luring methods that these predators use and how they groom their victims in order to set up potential meetings and simulate relationships online. This dissertation is an excellent source for me because of the amount of data it contains, as well as its expansive look into the techniques and manipulative tactics of the online predators.