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NCJ Number: 158457 Find in a Library
Title: Looking for a New Approach to an Old Problem: The Future of Obscenity and Pornography (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 60-72, 1996, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): J S Albanese
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article compares the methods and conclusions of two national commissions on pornography and proposes future directions in the definition and regulation of obscenity and pornography.
Abstract: The article examines four major issues as they emerged in the 1970 and 1986 Commission reports: trends in the pornography industry, the effects of pornography on behavior, appropriate action to be taken by private citizens, and legislative and law enforcement remedies. Two significant issues that have been omitted or addressed only marginally in past inquiries into obscenity and pornography, and that will define the course for the future, include the move from sex to violence in defining obscenity, and reasons for the entrenched popularity of pornographic materials. 1 table, 1 note, and 21 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Pornography; Pornography as crime factor
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