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NCJ Number: 230115 Find in a Library
Title: Problem with Porn: The Ubiquitous, Nearly Unregulable Access to e-Porn Complicates Fighting Online Porn Addiction and Offender Monitoring
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:37  Issue:2  Dated:February 2010  Pages:18-20,22,24,25
Author(s): Tabatha Wethal
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses how the Internet has increased anonymous access to pornography of all types and how the variety of means for accessing the Internet complicates the detection and monitoring of the use of illegal Internet pornography.
Abstract: This article uses an excerpt from an interview with serial killer Ted Bundy that suggests his exposure to pornography depicting sexual violence helped "mold and shape" his sexually violent behavior. Comments are also offered from an acknowledged sex addict obsessed with pornography, including Internet pornography. Although he has never committed a sex crime, he reports that his addiction led to unlawful behavior such as voyeurism and exhibitionism. In describing the growing problem of Internet porn, various estimates of the use of Internet porn and its revenue are reported. New technologies that enable mobile Internet access and the use of portable digital storage devices have not only increased channels for anonymous access to Internet porn but have also increased the difficulty of detecting and monitoring the illegal use of Internet porn. Today's capabilities include wireless technology access and handheld devices. The article notes that although every pornography consumer's story does not reach the level of homicidal criminal acts of a Ted Bundy, sex crime task force specialists believe that online pornography may influence criminal sexual activity in a harmful way.
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Child Pornography; Computer hardware systems; Computer related crime; Computer software; Crime detection; Offender supervision; Pornography; Pornography as crime factor; Sex offenders; Sexual addiction
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