Online Child Pornography: Conceptual Issues and Law Enforcement Challenges. Giorgia Macilotti
on the January 22, 2020
Macilotti, G. (2020). Online Child Pornography: Conceptual Issues and Law Enforcement Challenges. In A. Balloni, & R. Sette (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support (pp. 226-247) Chapter 13. Hershey

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A complex and vulnerable contemporary society continually poses new challenges in terms of social conflict, and as crime advances, so must strategies for prevention and rehabilitation. Many facets of crime prevention and rehabilitation of offenders are public activities closely linked to other aspects of the political and social life of a region.

The Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support is a scholarly publication that examines existing knowledge on crime dynamics and the implementation of crime victims’ rights. Highlighting a wide array of topics such as cyberbullying, predatory crimes, and psychological violence, this book is ideal for criminologists, forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, victim advocates, law enforcement, criminal profilers, crime analysts, therapists, rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, correctional facilities, wardens, government officials, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

 

Abstract Chapter 13

This chapter presents some challenges faced by the police in identifying child pornography images. In particular, three main problems will be discussed throughout this chapter. The first lies in deciding whether an image is explicit enough to be considered pornographic. The second issue lies in determining whether the victim is a child or someone who appears to be a child. A final challenge concerns how to deal with sexually explicit images produced by someone who is a child themselves. It will be argued that despite emerging investigative and forensic methods, the decision-making process engaged in by police officers still presents some specific challenges. These aspects will be discussed through an analysis of semi-structured interviews with 23 French police officers and forensic analysts working in departments specialising in policing cybercrime and online child sexual abuse.

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Release Date: December, 2019
Copyright: © 2020

Pages: 553
:  IGI Global
United States : English : 1799812863 :  9781799812869

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