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Pornography And The Criminal Justice System

Author : Carmen M. Cusack
ISBN : 9781482260021
Genre : Law
File Size : 39. 74 MB
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This volume assembles hundreds of cases and studies to provide the most accurate and comprehensive picture of the status of pornography in the criminal justice system. Presenting high-level research in an accessible and organized manner, it explores a range of topics, including investigating and prosecuting a case, arguments favoring and opposing decriminalization of pornography, and relationships between pornography, mental disorders, and crime. It also examines criminal justice responses and international laws, policies, attitudes, and definitions of pornography in comparison to those of the United States.

Child Pornography

Author : Eva J. Klain
ISBN : PSU:000049503821
Genre : Child pornography
File Size : 51. 88 MB
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Child Pornography

Author : Ian O'Donnell
ISBN : 9781135846350
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33. 28 MB
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This book explores the enduring appeal of child pornography and its ramifications for criminal justice systems around the world. It is based on an extensive review of academic literature and newspaper coverage, a trawl of websites frequented by those with a sexual interest in children, a survey of how police investigate these offences, examination of prosecutors' decisions, and interviews with judges. It provides a framework for understanding the contemporary nature of this problem, especially the harms it causes, its intimate relationship with new technologies and the challenges it poses to law enforcement authorities. The internet plays a pivotal role. Its sheer size, the anarchic way it grows, the lack of any boundaries to its expansion and its disregard for national borders make it a legal environment without parallel. An unwavering focus on the threat of sexual abuse has contributed to the emergence of a context where routine dealings with children are viewed through a 'paedophilic' lens. This can have the unfortunate consequence of distracting attention from more urgent concerns (such as poverty and neglect), which make children vulnerable to sexual exploitation. In this way an emphasis on the sexualisation of children could be said to aggravate the problem that it sets out to address. The book: provides a comprehensive analysis of child pornography issues in all of their complexity, including legal, psychological, criminal justice and social perspectives. presents significant volume of original empirical data gathered from police, prosecutors and judges. includes new qualitative and quantitative information set against a background of shifting international developments. The analysis is explicitly comparative. draws on a variety of sources including support groups for paedophiles, newspaper coverage of court cases involving child pornography, victim testimony and police operations.

Animals And Criminal Justice

Author : Carmen M. Cusack
ISBN : 9781412856157
Genre : Nature
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Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Since civil societies are ruled by law, they can be evaluated, both figuratively and literally, by how animals are treated in the criminal justice system. This book depicts animals’ roles within society and the laws that govern how humans treat them. Carmen M. Cusack focuses on current issues in human-animal relationships and how these are affected by the criminal justice system. Her analysis, while objective, is rooted in firsthand activist, professional, legal, and criminal justice experience. She presents a comprehensive overview of the place of animals and the law, including pets in prison, K-9 units, constitutional rights, animal sacrifice, wild animals, entertainment, domestic violence, rehabilitation, history, and religion. She includes information about law, behavioral and social science, systemic responses and procedure, anecdotal evidence, current events, and theoretical considerations. Animals and Criminal Justice is a useful handbook and a thorough textbook, as well as a practical guide to animals’ relationships with the criminal justice system. Professionals, including police, child protective services, judges, animal control officers, and corrections staff, as well as scholars in the fields of criminal justice and criminology will find this book invaluable.

Caught In The Web Of The Criminal Justice System

Author : Lawrence A. Dubin, J.D.
ISBN : 9781784502980
Genre : Social Science
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Increasing numbers of people with autism and other developmental disabilities are being convicted of sex offences, resulting in draconian and public punishment. Yet even when evidence shows that people with these conditions often pose little threat to society, or lack a core understanding as to why their actions break the law, the "sex offender legal regime" doesn't allow any room to take the disability into account. This ground-breaking book offers a multi-disciplinary examination of how unjust sex offense laws trap vulnerable groups such as those with developmental disabilities. Drawing on research, empirical evidence and including case studies, experts from the fields of law, ethics, psychology and sociology explore what steps should be taken in order to ensure that laws are just and take into consideration factors such as the vulnerability of the perpetrators. Investigating the consequences caused by public hysteria over sex offenses, this book highlights the judicial failure to protect defendants with developmental disabilities in the context of the unjust and hyper-punishment of all those charged with sex offenses. Proposing a new way forward based on research and evidence-based sentencing for sex offenses, and elimination of the sex offender registry, this book offers an informed and compassionate view that is essential for all professionals working in this field.

Child Pornography

Author : Ethel Quayle
ISBN : 9781135452919
Genre : Psychology
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Child pornography, particularly that available via the Internet, has become a cause of huge social concern in recent years. This book examines the reality behind the often hysterical media coverage of the topic. Drawing on extensive new research findings, it examines how child pornography is used on the Internet and the social context in which such use occurs, and develops a model of offending behaviour to better help understand and deal with the processes of offending. Detailed case studies and offenders' own accounts are used to illustrate the processes involved in offending and treatment. The authors argue that we need to refine our ideas of offending, and that while severe deterrents need to be associated with possession of child pornography, a better understanding is needed of the links between possession and committing a contact offence. Only by improving our understanding of this complex and very controversial topic can we hope to deal effectively with offenders and with their child victims. This is a book which will become an essential read for anyone involved with offenders or victims from a psychological, judicial or social background.

The Criminology And Criminal Justice Companion

Author : Susan Robinson and Tracy Cussen
ISBN : 9781137609045
Genre :
File Size : 63. 16 MB
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Criminal Justice Handbook On Masculinity Male Aggression And Sexuality

Author : Carmen M. Cusack
ISBN : 9780398081478
Genre : Law
File Size : 88. 96 MB
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Criminal Justice Handbook on Masculinity, Male Aggression, and Sexuality discusses masculinity as a social construct, an ideal, and an impediment for males and females. The book explores how the law equalizes, protects, bridles, and enforces masculinity while dealing with crime, which often exploits and exaggerates masculinity. Among the topics addressed are historical and contemporary law, scientific understandings, issues in corrections, military service, the court system, policing, criminal procedure, medicine, and treatment. Because masculinity is often exhibited as a gender role, the book examines aggressive behaviors, emotional responses, interpersonal rules, appearances, sexual desires, and other aspects of human dynamics that may restrict or enhance masculinity. Juveniles are discretely discussed in subsections concerning masturbation, bullying, risk, sexual assault, pornography, and their susceptibility to victimization by peers and adults. Physical differences between males and females are relevant to criminal justice processes and includes bone shape and size, voices, appearance, scent, and genitalia. The male genitalia is thoroughly discussed in the sections dealing with unlawful penetration, male working animals, forensics, sex offenders, frisks and searches, penile injuries, prostheses, obscenity and lewd behavior, transgenderism, and human trafficking. Unique features include: male and female perpetrators of domestic violence, illegal immigration, drug and alcohol trafficking, gangs and gang members, homosexual victims of hate crimes, and the use of steroids. In addition, illustrations are included to clarify specific points. This text will be an excellent resource for careers in correctional education, juvenile justice, criminal justice and male aggression, law enforcement, sociology, and psychiatry.

Cyber Crime

Author : Catherine D. Marcum
ISBN : 9781543800234
Genre : Law
File Size : 59. 25 MB
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Cyber Crime, Second Edition by Catherine D. Marcum, provides the reader with a thorough examination of the prominence of cybercrime in our society, as well as the criminal justice system experience with cybercrimes. Research from scholars in the academic field, as well as government studies, statutes, and other material are gathered and summarized. Key concepts, statistics, and legislative histories are discussed in every chapter. The book is meant to educate and enlighten a wide audience, from those who are completely unfamiliar with the topic as an entirety, to individuals who need more specific information on a particular type of cybercrime. This text should be a useful guide to students, academics, and practitioners alike. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter explores the many forms of nonconsensual pornography—doxxing, downblousing, upskirting, revenge porn, sextortion—and its negative effects on victims and society. New features—Key Words, Questions to Consider While Reading, and end-of-chapter Discussion Question—help students focus on key concepts. Discussions of the latest issues—the Convention on Cybercrime, R.B. Cialdini’s research into grooming, neutralization (or rationalization) of behaviors, transaction laundering, and cyber dating—keep students current with recent developments. Updates include the latest statistics from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, case studies with recent developments and rulings (Playpen, Tor), and expanded coverage of online prostitution and Internet safety for minors. Professors and students will benefit from: Case studies in each chapter that connect new concepts to current events and illustrate the use of criminal theory in crime solving Questions for discussion that encourage evaluative and analytical thinking A range of theories and perspectives that shed light on the complexity of Internet-based crime Discussion and analysis of the demographics and characteristics of the offenders and their victims An informative review of the efforts of legislation, public policy, and law enforcement to prevent and prosecute cyber crime Coverage of the most widespread and damaging types of cyber crime intellectual property theft online sexual victimization identity theft cyber fraud and financial crimes harassment

Sex Crimes

Author : Stephen T. Holmes
ISBN : 9781412952989
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 56. 55 MB
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The ongoing concerns about sex crimes continue to pique interest in related issues, research, and therapies. The Third Edition offers a comprehensive survey of sex offenders and offenses and includes coverage of the psychological profiling of sex offenders, the often ritualistic crimes they commit, and the effect their actions have on victims. The highly praised writing style engages students' interest with a unique approach to sex crimes, deviance, and criminal behaviour theory and analysis. First person accounts from sex offenders enliven the research discussions surrounding the motivations for this deviant behaviour and the impact of treatments.

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