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NCJ Number: 228579 Find in a Library
Title: Child Pornography in Peer-to-Peer Networks
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:33  Issue:8  Dated:August 2009  Pages:560-568
Author(s): Chad M.S, Steel
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 9
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the supply and demand for child pornography, and analyzed the prevalence and the meta-data associated with the content of child pornography.
Abstract: Results confirmed a large amount of peer-to-peer traffic dedicated to child pornography. However, supply and demand must be separated for a better understanding. The most prevalent query and the top two most prevalent filenames returned as query hits were child pornography related. The research also indicated that the median age searched for was 13 years old, and the majority of queries were gender-neutral, but 79 percent were female-oriented. The majority of content-specific searches were for movies at 99 percent, although images were still the most prevalent in availability. Child pornography on the Internet is an ongoing problem affecting society and represents an important link in the chain of child victimization. The objective of this study was to perform an analysis of queries and query hits on the largest peer-to-peer network and quantify and describe the nature of querying by child pornographers, as well as the content they were sharing. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Child Pornography
Index Term(s): Child victims; Computer related crime; Offender profiles; Peer influences on behavior; Pornography
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