ERIC Number: ED075807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of New Jersey Psychiatrists and Psychologists Pertaining to the Proscription by Legislation of Sexually Oriented Publications for Persons Under 18 years. Final Report.
New Jersey Committee for the Right to Read, Caldwell.
This study discusses a questionnaire concerning a proposed New Jersey law which would proscribe sexually oriented publications from sale to persons under eighteen years of age. The questionnaire was sent to New Jersey psychiatrists and psychologists. A copy of the proposed legislation, a copy of the questionnaire and the letter accompanying the questionnaire, tabular results of the survey, some selected signed and unsigned written responses to the questionnaire, and a summary of the data are included in the study. Most of the respondents felt that the reasons for passing the legislation were invalid. Some of the conclusions of the survey were that: (1) only 1.48 percent of the respondents saw a statistically significant relationship between antisocial behavior and exposure to sexually oriented publications; (2) about 60 percent of the respondents felt that the availability of the publications minimized antisocial behavior by providing a vicarious outlet; and (3) 80 percent of the respondents felt that the removal of such materials by the state would not be beneficial in encouraging a healthy and accurate view of sex by the younger person. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Legislation, Psychiatry, Psychology, Publications, Sexuality, Social Attitudes, State Legislation
New Jersey Committee for the Right to Read, Box 250, Caldwell, N. J. 07006 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Committee for the Right to Read, Caldwell.