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NCJ Number: 51083 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN - HEARINGS BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, 95TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, MAY 23, 25, JUNE 10, AND SEPTEMBER 20, 1977
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 482
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Publication Number: SERIAL NO 12
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE EXPERT TESTIMONY AND APPENDED MATERIALS COVER THE NEED FOR LAWS TO CONTROL CHILD PROSTITUTION AND THE USE OF CHILDREN IN PORNOGRAPHY. A FEW OF THE STATEMENTS ALSO CONSIDER INCEST AND CHILD MOLESTATION.
Abstract: THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE 4 DAYS OF TESTIMONY WAS THE EXTENT OF CHILD PROSTITUTION AND PORNOGRAPHY, THE FACTORS WHICH DRAW CHILDREN INTO THESE ACTIVITIES, AND THE NEED FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE INTERVENTION ON BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN. SOME OF THE SPEAKERS ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED CONCERNING PORNOGRAPHY. A NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM STATE LEGISLATURES REPORT ON PROPOSED STATE LAWS TO PROHIBIT CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. THE BULK OF THIS TRANSCRIPT CONSISTS OF APPENDED MATERIALS. THESE INCLUDE A SURVEY OF CURRENT FEDERAL LAWS DEALING WITH BOTH CHILD PROSTITUTION AND PORNOGRAPHY, A REVIEW OF SUCH LEGISLATION PENDING IN EACH OF THE STATES, AND A REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES CONCERNING THE STATUS OF SUCH LAWS IN EACH STATE. OTHER MATERIALS INCLUDE REPORTS PREPARED BY GROUPS INTERESTED IN CHILD WELFARE, THE GUIDELINES OF THE MARYLAND BOARD OF MOTION PICTURE CENSORS, AND A REPORT CALLED 'THE ROCKFORD PAPERS.' A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE REPORT TITLED 'SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN, FACT NOT FICTION' EXAMINES INCEST, CHILD MOLESTATION, AND CHILD PROSTITUTION FROM A HEALTH AND WELFARE PERSPECTIVE. IT CONTAINS AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY PLUS APPENDED MEDICAL EXAMINATION FORMS. 'THE ROCKFORD PAPERS' CONCENTRATE ON THE PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS UNDERLYING SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES AND TRANSCRIPTS OF TELEVISION BROADCASTS ARE ALSO APPENDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child molesters; Crimes against children; Federal Code; Juveniles; Laws and Statutes; Pornography; Prostitution; Runaways; State laws; State-by-state analyses
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