Prevention as the cure

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Considers the proposal in the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill 2004 for an offence of meeting or travelling to meet children for the purpose of committing a sexual offence following grooming behaviour. Examines the definition of the criminalised behaviour, noting the requirement for intent to abuse. Reviews the preventative approach to child protection in the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Law Society of Scotland
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • child protection
  • internet
  • meeting children following sexual grooming
  • Scotland


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