Janis Wolak

Summary

Affiliation: University of New Hampshire
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Close online relationships in a national sample of adolescents
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham 03824, USA
    Adolescence 37:441-55. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Child pornography possessors: trends in offender and case characteristics
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Sex Abuse 23:22-42. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Current research knowledge about adolescent victimization via the Internet
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Drive, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Adolesc Med State Art Rev 18:325-41, xi. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Is talking online to unknown people always risky? Distinguishing online interaction styles in a national sample of youth Internet users
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 11:340-3. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Online "predators" and their victims: myths, realities, and implications for prevention and treatment
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center and Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Am Psychol 63:111-28. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Does online harassment constitute bullying? An exploration of online harassment by known peers and online-only contacts
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:S51-8. 2007
  7. doi request reprint How often are teens arrested for sexting? Data from a national sample of police cases
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Dr, Ste 106, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Pediatrics 129:4-12. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Unwanted and wanted exposure to online pornography in a national sample of youth Internet users
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Dr, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Pediatrics 119:247-57. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Internet-initiated sex crimes against minors: implications for prevention based on findings from a national study
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:424.e11-20. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Escaping or connecting? Characteristics of youth who form close online relationships
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 126 Horton Hall, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    J Adolesc 26:105-19. 2003

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Close online relationships in a national sample of adolescents
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham 03824, USA
    Adolescence 37:441-55. 2002
    ..Few youths reported bad experiences with online friends...
  2. doi request reprint Child pornography possessors: trends in offender and case characteristics
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Sex Abuse 23:22-42. 2011
    ..As in 2000, one in six cases that began with investigations of CP possession detected offenders who had molested children...
  3. ncbi request reprint Current research knowledge about adolescent victimization via the Internet
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Drive, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Adolesc Med State Art Rev 18:325-41, xi. 2007
    ..Adults' concerns are valid but need to be supported with information that illuminates the real safety issues and targets the specific population of youth impacted...
  4. doi request reprint Is talking online to unknown people always risky? Distinguishing online interaction styles in a national sample of youth Internet users
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 11:340-3. 2008
    ..The aim was to provide a basis for identifying which youth may be most at risk from interacting online with unknown people...
  5. doi request reprint Online "predators" and their victims: myths, realities, and implications for prevention and treatment
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center and Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Am Psychol 63:111-28. 2008
    ..Mental health practitioners need information about the dynamics of this problem and the characteristics of victims and offenders because they are likely to encounter related issues in a variety of contexts...
  6. ncbi request reprint Does online harassment constitute bullying? An exploration of online harassment by known peers and online-only contacts
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:S51-8. 2007
    ..online-only contact)...
  7. doi request reprint How often are teens arrested for sexting? Data from a national sample of police cases
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Dr, Ste 106, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Pediatrics 129:4-12. 2012
    ..To examine characteristics of youth sexting cases handled by police and their outcomes in response to clinical and other concerns about the risks of sexting behavior...
  8. ncbi request reprint Unwanted and wanted exposure to online pornography in a national sample of youth Internet users
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Dr, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Pediatrics 119:247-57. 2007
    ..The goal was to assess the extent of unwanted and wanted exposure to online pornography among youth Internet users and associated risk factors...
  9. ncbi request reprint Internet-initiated sex crimes against minors: implications for prevention based on findings from a national study
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:424.e11-20. 2004
    ..To describe the characteristics of episodes in which juveniles became victims of sex crimes committed by people they met through the Internet...
  10. ncbi request reprint Escaping or connecting? Characteristics of youth who form close online relationships
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 126 Horton Hall, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    J Adolesc 26:105-19. 2003
    ..At the same time, these relationships may have helpful aspects...
  11. ncbi request reprint Trends in youth reports of sexual solicitations, harassment and unwanted exposure to pornography on the Internet
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824 3586, USA
    J Adolesc Health 40:116-26. 2007
    ..This study was designed to track trends in reports of unwanted sexual solicitations, harassment, and unwanted exposure to pornography via the Internet between 2000 and 2005 across various demographic sub-groups of youth...
  12. ncbi request reprint Protecting youth online: family use of filtering and blocking software
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 29:753-765. 2005
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  13. doi request reprint Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation of children: findings from a nationally representative sample of law enforcement agencies in the United States
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Drive, Ste 106, Durham, NH, USA
    Sex Abuse 23:43-71. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Prevalence and characteristics of youth sexting: a national study
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Dr, Suite 106, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Pediatrics 129:13-20. 2012
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Use of social networking sites in online sex crimes against minors: an examination of national incidence and means of utilization
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, Family Research Lab, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
    J Adolesc Health 47:183-90. 2010
    ..To describe the variety of ways social networking sites (SNSs) are used to facilitate the sexual exploitation of youth, as well as identify victim, offender, and case differences between arrests, with and without a SNS nexus...
  16. doi request reprint Arrests for child pornography production: data at two time points from a national sample of U.S. law enforcement agencies
    Janis Wolak
    Crimes against Children Research Center, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA
    Child Maltreat 16:184-95. 2011
    ..This suggests that much CP production may be primarily for private use. Proactive law enforcement operations increased, as did other features consistent with a robust law enforcement response...
  17. doi request reprint Youth Internet victimization in a broader victimization context
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Drive, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    J Adolesc Health 48:128-34. 2011
    ..To examine past-year and lifetime rates of online victimization and associations with offline victimizations, trauma symptomatology, and delinquency among adolescents...
  18. ncbi request reprint Online requests for sexual pictures from youth: risk factors and incident characteristics
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824 3586, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:196-203. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the prevalence and characteristics of youth who receive requests to make and send sexual pictures of themselves over the Internet...
  19. ncbi request reprint Youth Internet users at risk for the most serious online sexual solicitations
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, Family Research Lab, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Drive, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:532-7. 2007
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Conceptualizing juvenile prostitution as child maltreatment: findings from the National Juvenile Prostitution Study
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 10 West Edge Drive, Suite 106, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Child Maltreat 15:18-36. 2010
    ..Findings indicate law enforcement responses to juvenile prostitution are influential in determining whether such youth are viewed as victims of commercial sexual exploitation or as delinquents...
  21. ncbi request reprint Police posing as juveniles online to catch sex offenders: is it working?
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, USA
    Sex Abuse 17:241-67. 2005
    ..Findings suggest that the Internet sometimes allows law enforcement to interdict before a youth is victimized, gather solid evidence of offenses, and find and track some offenders...
  22. doi request reprint Are blogs putting youth at risk for online sexual solicitation or harassment?
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    Crimes against Children Research Center, Family Research Lab, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 32:277-94. 2008
    ..In light of public concern about the dangers to young people from maintaining online journals or "blogs," this exploratory paper examines whether bloggers are at increased risk for online sexual solicitation or harassment...
  23. ncbi request reprint The internet and family and acquaintance sexual abuse
    Kimberly J Mitchell
    University of New Hampshire, USA
    Child Maltreat 10:49-60. 2005
    ..Prevention messages and investigation approaches should be revised to incorporate awareness of such cases and their dynamics...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nonforcible Internet-related sex crimes with adolescent victims: prosecution issues and outcomes
    Wendy A Walsh
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, USA
    Child Maltreat 10:260-71. 2005
    ..Most defendants, however, are sentenced to incarceration and required to register as sex offenders. The findings show promise for holding defendants accountable for this type of crime...
  25. ncbi request reprint Which juvenile crime victims get mental health treatment?
    Kathy Kopiec
    Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, 126 Horton Social Science Center, Durham, NH 03824, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 28:45-59. 2004
    ..To explore factors that facilitate the receipt of mental health treatment among juvenile crime victims...
  26. ncbi request reprint Internet prevention messages: targeting the right online behaviors
    Michele L Ybarra
    Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc, Irvine, CA 92618, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:138-45. 2007
    ..Internet safety programs urge youth to avoid sharing personal information and talking with "strangers" online...
  27. ncbi request reprint Examining characteristics and associated distress related to Internet harassment: findings from the Second Youth Internet Safety Survey
    Michele L Ybarra
    Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc, 74 Ashford, Irvine, CA 92618, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1169-77. 2006
    ..We sought to identify the characteristics of youth who are targets of Internet harassment and characteristics related to reporting distress as a result of the incident...