Understanding moral injury and belief change in the experiences of police investigation in child exploitation units

Project Details


The project explored the impact of traumatic imagery on police investigators working in online child sexual exploitation investigations and tried to assess the level of moral injury and trauma suffered, whilst also critically evaluating support processes and official support mechanisms and providing recommendations

Key findings

Project resources can be found in the included link. The project report highlighted the serious challenges suffered by investigators and the lack of adequate official supporting mechanisms and processes for those impacted by their roles in these investigations.
Effective start/end date1/10/1930/09/20


  • Economic and Social Research Council, UK: £64,975.82