April 2016 :
Prof Lorenzo-Dus gives keynote address in Chile on the use of compliments as deceptive trust development in online grooming contexts
Dr Izura presents in Tenerife (Spain) the results of her work with Professor Lorenzo-Dus on online grooming profiles
Prof Lorenzo-Dus gives paper at Valencia University (Spain) based on the findings of her research with Dr Izura on the Online Grooming Communication Model
Prof Lorenzo-Dus gives keynote address in Colombia on trust and influence in online communication, including in online grooming contexts.
Dr Izura and Prof Lorenzo-Dus participate in online grooming prevention workshop run by ???
Prof Lorenzo-Dus and Dr Izura deliver public lecture on Online Grooming: facts, myths and prevention concerns at Swansea University (part of Research Week)
Aim: to develop a communicative profile of online sexual predators.
RQ1: In a corpus of text-based online interactions between paedophiles and youngsters, is it possible to identify the different stages of grooming?
RQ2: Do online sexual predators display a characteristic communicative profile (i.e., an identifiable use of words, grammar, discourse)? Does this profile differ according to different grooming stages?
Corpus: c. 75,000 words (25 complete online grooming chats) from PervertedJustice.com
RQ1: yes – OGC Model
RQ2: no – more than one groomer profile, different parameters for different profiles
a.Validate OGC model
b.Advance analysis of OGC profiling
c.Public engagement / impact activities
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