ERIC Number: EJ811550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Adolescents Accessing Indecent Images of Children
Gillespie, Alisdair A.
Journal of Sexual Aggression, v14 n2 p111-122 Jul 2008
This paper considers the legal consequences of adolescents accessing indecent images of children. It challenges the current default position that such behaviour is illegal and worthy of punishment. The paper seeks to understand the circumstances in which adolescents may seek age-appropriate material and considers whether this is more blameworthy than those who engage in physical sexual contact with other adolescents. By examining the legal frameworks of indecent images and contact offending the paper concludes that there is unfair disparity within the criminal justice system.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Juvenile Justice, Legal Responsibility, Pornography, Internet, Children, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Photography
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom