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Combating Paedophile Information Networks in Europe (COPINE) was a research project at Department of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, that had allied itself closely to the state apparatus.
- "The COPINE project has been housed in the Department of Applied Psychology, University College Cork since 1997, during which time it has been actively researching the area of child sexual abuse on the Internet. From the beginning the project has taken a very broad approach to the problem, researching areas such as effective treatment for offenders, prevention, assessment of risk and trying to learn more about how and why abuse images are collected. A particular area of concern has been the development of conceptual structures to help understand these problems within the broader context of Internet crime."
The project was known in professional practise for the conception of a five point COPINE Scale for identifying the severity of Child Pornography images.
An online "self-help" project (CROGA) had also been set up.