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Striking a Balance: Arguments for the Criminal Regulation of Extreme Pornography

McGlynn, Clare; Rackley, Erika


Erika Rackley


Discusses the Government proposals, set out in its 2005 consultation paper, regarding the criminalisation of possession of extreme pornographic material. Highlights the murder case which helped spur the Government into action, the types of material identified in the proposals and what they aim to achieve. Explores the responses received to the consultation, noting areas of agreement and dissention between respondent groups. Argues in favour of a categories based approach to regulating pornography which focuses on "harm to women" rather than on a tendency to "deprave and corrupt".

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jul 26, 2007
Publication Date Sep 1, 2007
Deposit Date Oct 31, 2008
Journal Criminal law review.
Print ISSN 0011-135X
Publisher Sweet and Maxwell
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 677-690
Keywords Pornography, Sexual violence, Women.
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