Who Is Bob_34? sheds light on the clandestine world of online child porgraphy and pedophilia. What exactly do we kw about these crimes? Who produces child cyberporgraphy? Who distributes it? Who consumes it? And is there a link between viewing and abuse? By infiltrating child-porn user groups and comparing their findings to scholarship on the topic, Francis Fortin and Patrice Corriveau address these questions and more, opening a window on a world that is much more complex than media accounts and commissioned reports suggest.
Francis Fortin has worked in the field of criminal investigations and intelligence since 1999. He is an assistant professor at the School of Criminology at the Universite de Montreal. His research focuses on cybercrime, criminal intelligence, data mining, and forensic analysis. He has taught specialized courses at several Quebec universities, including classes in the emerging field of open-source intelligence and classes on how to conduct cyberinvestigations. He has presented and published numerous scientific papers and is the author of a book on cybercrimes: Cybercriminalite: Entre inconduite et crime organise. Prior to becoming an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Patrice Corriveau worked as a senior policy analyst at Justice Canada. He is currently researching the history of suicide in Quebec since 1763 and is conducting a research project into the challenges and issues posed by new technologies for youth, especially in the school environment. He is also the founder of the non-profit organization Cyberaction Jeunesse Canada, which educates young and old people alike on issues related to cybersecurity. His recent books are Sex Work: Rethinking the Job, Respecting Workers (2013); Cyberpedophiles et autres agresseurs virtuels (2011); Judging Homosexuals (2011), La regulation sociale des minorites sexuelles: L'inquietude de la difference (2011); Mais oui c'est un travail (2010); and Gangs and Girls (2009).