Classifying Child Porn Images in Law Enforcement Cases (COPINE)

Research Areas: Policy, Law and Management

Principal Investigator: Marcus Rogers

Using the COPINE (Combating Paedophile Information Networks in Europe) classification model, which categorizes the severity of victimization in child pornography, United States law enforcement officers will be asked to classify Internet child pornography images they have seized as evidence for a 6 month period, using an anonymous online questionnaire. 


Students: Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar Katie Strzempka Shruti Gupta

Representative Publications

  • Seigfried, K., Lovely, R. &. Rogers, M. (in press, 2010). Self-Reported Internet child pornography consumers: A personality assessment using Bandura’s theory of reciprocal determinism. In Jaishankar, K. (Ed.) Cyber Criminology: Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal behavior. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.

  • Rogers, M. & Seigfried-Spellar , K. (accepted). Child pornography, pedophilia and the Internet. In T. Holt (Ed.) Crime On-line: Correlates, Causes, and Context. Carolina Academic Press.