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Olson, L. N., Daggs, J. L., Ellevold, B. L., & Rogers, T. K. K. (2007). Entrapping the innocent: Toward a theory of child sexual predators' luring communication. Communication Theory, 17, 231-251.

In this study, the authors all proposed a theory called “Luring Communication Theory,” which looks closely at how perpetrators gain contact to their victims. This theory also looks at the development of the relationships between the perpetrators and the victims, and how they build trust in these types of situations. A major focus of this study is the idea of deceptive trust, which uses manipulative ways in order to “benefit the perpetrator’s own sexual interests.” The authors also discuss the three different stages of the entrapment cycle that they believe to be central to the Luring Communication Theory, which are grooming, isolation, and approach. This study is incredibly useful in my research, because it is the basis for a large majority of my understanding of the ways of sexual predators, as well as for the codebook that I will end up creating in order to assist myself in my research.