The Rise of Extreme Porn - Legal and Criminological Perspectives on Extreme Pornography in England and Wales

von: Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

ISBN: 9783319489711 , 369 Seiten

Format: PDF

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The Rise of Extreme Porn - Legal and Criminological Perspectives on Extreme Pornography in England and Wales


 

This book analyses the criminalisation of the possession of extreme pornography through ss 63-68 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. It documents the legislative history of the offence and offers a criminological perspective on the role of the media in the construction of the extreme pornography problem. It evaluates the elements of the s 63 offence and critically reflects upon their weaknesses. Moreover, the book presents an up-to-date account of the number of prosecutions initiated and convictions obtained under s 63 since it came into force, alongside an exploration into the corresponding sentencing trends.

The first study of its kind in England and Wales since the controversial legal provisions at issue came into effect in 2009, this book contributes new evidence to the application of the extreme pornography provisions and will play an important role in shaping debates on the prosecution of similar offences in the coming years. This book will serve as an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in law, criminology, sociology of deviance, sexuality and pornography studies.



Dr. Alexandros K. Antoniou is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of West London, UK, and conducts research within the fields of criminology and media law. He is particularly interested in the challenges that legislators and prosecutors face when dealing with new forms of cyber-enabled crime.

Dr. Dimitris Akrivos is a Lecturer in Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. His research interests lie mainly at the intersection between criminology, law and cultural studies with a particular focus on violence, sexual deviance and mental health and particularly, their representation in news and fictional media.