Child Pornography

Child Pornography

Child Pornography

In line with Jessica Saunders & Lisa A. Williams

about Child Pornography in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Child pornography is broadly defined as the visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor child. Child pornography can appear in a variety of visual media forms, such as photography film, pictures, magazines, videotapes, movie films, compact discs, zip disks, read-only memory (CDROM), and digital video technology (DVD). Child pornography can be transmitted through hand-to-hand contact, mail, computer bulletin board systems, USENET newsgroups, Internet Relay Chat channels, electronic mail, Internet clubs, and a surfeit of frequently changing Web sites. The precise definition of child pornography remains unclear, and lawmakers have had to depend on subjective community standards when developing policies banning such materials. Federal laws prohibiting child pornography expanded the definitions of child pornography in the past decade to protect both male and female children under 18 years of age. The requirement that pornography must be manufactured for commercial distribution to be prohibited by law was removed.

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