Child Pornography and Sexual Grooming: Legal and Societal by Professor Suzanne Ost PDF

By Professor Suzanne Ost

Baby pornography and sexual grooming supply case examine exemplars of difficulties that society and legislation have sought to take on to prevent either genuine and capability damage to youngsters. but regardless of the enormous criminal, political and societal situation that those serious phenomena allure, they've got now not, to date, been subjected to designated socio-legal and theoretical scrutiny. How do society and legislations build the harms of kid pornography and grooming? What impression do structures of the kid have upon felony and societal responses to those phenomena? What has been the impetus in the back of the increasing criminalisation of behaviour in those parts? Suzanne Ost addresses those and different very important questions, exploring the severe tensions inside of criminal and social discourses which needs to be tackled to deter ethical panic reactions in the direction of baby pornography and grooming, and advocating a brand new, extra rational technique in the direction of fighting those sorts of exploitation.

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49 Interview RX5. 50 Craven et al. 2006: 292. : 293; Salter 2004: 42–44; and van Dam 2001. 52 Elliott et al. 1995: 585; and McAlinden 2006: 349. 48 51 36 P h e n o m e n a o f C h i l d P o r n o g r ap h y a n d S e x u a l G r o o m i n g of time ingratiate themselves within that family and get access to the children. 56 Thus, grooming significant others and the community could realize the third of Finkelhor’s preconditions: removing external barriers to committing the abuse . Careful to offer a definition of grooming that encompasses all the dimensions and variations of the phenomenon, Craven et al.

461–5. 37 Craven et al. 2006: 291 and 297. Gillespie 2006: 412. 39 Conte et al. 1989: 298–9; Elliott et al. 1995: 584; Kaufman et al. 2006: 119; Marshall et al. 2006: 40; McAlinden 2006: 349; and Wortley and Smallbone 2006: 24. 41 A police officer I interviewed highlighted the grooming tactics he tended to encounter in his work: Gifts, drugs … A lot of the time, it’s vulnerable young people who don’t get any love at home [and] are out there, looking for some sort of affection. And some of these predators recognise that.

G. 39228) . 88 Bowling 1997. I was given approval to conduct my empirical study by Lancaster University’s Research Ethics Committee. 87 23 C h i l d P o r n o g r ap h y a n d S e x u a l G r o o m i n g The topics addressed in the interviews I conducted with the police officers reflect the central questions and themes of the book. For instance, the question of harm and constructions of harm was addressed through exploring officers’ experiences of grooming and the impact upon the child, their personal perceptions of the exploitative nature of child pornography and grooming and offenders, and the risk factors of possessing child pornography .

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