Show Summary Details
Page of

Legal and Clinical Issues in Interpreting Child Pornography on the Internet 

Legal and Clinical Issues in Interpreting Child Pornography on the Internet
Chapter:
Legal and Clinical Issues in Interpreting Child Pornography on the Internet
Author(s):

Lisa Murphy

, Rebekah Ranger

, and J. Paul Fedoroff

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199945597.003.0010
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 18 November 2019

Child pornography existed long before computers and the Internet, but the Internet has become the most versatile medium for accessing illegal materials. The increasing number of individuals who create, possess, and distribute child pornography has raised concern regarding the use of the Internet by individuals who have a sexual interest in children. Currently, professionals face controversies regarding the definition and impact of child pornography. These issues are then affected by the nature of the actions depicted in child pornography, the different professional perspectives examined, and variation among international jurisdictions. This chapter focuses on legal and clinical issues in defining child pornography, while providing an overview of the breadth of the issue of online child sexual exploitation. Difficulties in creating an international legal definition of child pornography are discussed and comparisons are made on the intersection of legal and clinical significance of problematic pornographic materials.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.