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Child pornography and sexual grooming:legal and societal responses.

Ost, Suzanne (2009) Child pornography and sexual grooming:legal and societal responses. Cambridge Studies in Law and Society . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521885829

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      Abstract

      Child pornography and sexual grooming provide case study exemplars of problems that society and law have sought to tackle to avoid both actual and potential harm to children. Yet despite the considerable legal, political and societal concern that these critical phenomena attract, they have not, thus far, been subjected to detailed socio-legal and theoretical scrutiny. How do society and law construct the harms of child pornography and grooming? What impact do constructions of the child have upon legal and societal responses to these phenomena? What has been the impetus behind the expanding criminalisation of behaviour in these areas? Suzanne Ost addresses these and other important questions, exploring the critical tensions within legal and social discourses which must be tackled to discourage moral panic reactions towards child pornography and grooming, and advocating a new, more rational approach towards combating these forms of exploitation.

      Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
      Uncontrolled Keywords: child pornography ; sexual grooming ; exploitation ; criminal law ; moral panic ; criminalisation ; socio-legal research
      Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
      Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
      ID Code: 26017
      Deposited By: Dr Suzanne Ost
      Deposited On: 02 Mar 2009 16:44
      Refereed?: No
      Published?: Published
      Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 00:01
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      URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26017

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