The guide begins by describing the problem and reviewing factors that increase the risks of Internet child pornography.
It then identifies a series of questions that might assist you in analyzing your local Internet child pornography problem.
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However, the advent of the Internet in the 1980s dramatically changed the scale and nature of the child pornography problem, and has required new approaches to investigation and control. “Revisiting the Use of Pornography by Sexual Offenders: Implications for Theory and Practice.” The Journal of Sexual Aggression –77.
Internet child pornography is unlike most crimes local police departments handle.
However, pornography in the modern sense began with the invention of the camera in the early nineteenth century.
Almost immediately, sexualized images involving children were produced, traded, and collected.Even so, child pornography remained a restricted activity through most of the twentieth century. “Identity Theft.” Problem Oriented Guides for Police.
In some cases individuals may collect images that do not involve overt pornography and are not technically illegal. C.: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. There are 10 levels of image severity: The Internet has escalated the problem of child pornography by increasing the amount of material available, the efficiency of its distribution, and the ease of its accessibility. Child Pornography: The Criminal-Justice-System Response. (See Appendix A for a summary of key terms and concepts relating to the Internet.) Specifically, the Internet: The problem of Internet child pornography can be divided into three components—the production, distribution, and downloading of images. “Child Pornography on the Internet.” Police Journal 73(1):7–17.[Full Text] Klain, E., H. The first federal law concerning child pornography was passed in 1978, and the first laws that specifically referred to computers and child pornography were passed in 1988. Since that time, there has been a steady tightening of child pornography laws(see Table 1).