Child Pornography and Sexual Grooming: Legal and Societal by Professor Suzanne Ost

By Professor Suzanne Ost

Baby pornography and sexual grooming offer case research exemplars of difficulties that society and legislations have sought to take on to prevent either genuine and capability damage to young children. but regardless of the enormous felony, political and societal crisis that those severe phenomena allure, they've got now not, so far, been subjected to targeted socio-legal and theoretical scrutiny. How do society and legislation build the harms of kid pornography and grooming? What effect do structures of the kid have upon felony and societal responses to those phenomena? What has been the impetus at the back of the increasing criminalisation of behaviour in those parts? Suzanne Ost addresses those and different vital questions, exploring the serious tensions inside criminal and social discourses which has to be tackled to deter ethical panic reactions in the direction of baby pornography and grooming, and advocating a brand new, extra rational method in the direction of struggling with those different types of exploitation.

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2006: 119; Marshall et al. 2006: 40; McAlinden 2006: 349; and Wortley and Smallbone 2006: 24. 41 A police officer I interviewed highlighted the grooming tactics he tended to encounter in his work: Gifts, drugs … A lot of the time, it’s vulnerable young people who don’t get any love at home [and] are out there, looking for some sort of affection. And some of these predators recognise that. So a lot of the time, it’s in return for a bit of attention … But, gifts are really prevalent … It depends on the individual circumstances of that particular victim.

It is also highly improbable that the parents would find themselves faced with prosecution for making an indecent photograph of a child. See R. v. Smethurst [2002] 1 Cr. App. R. 6, para. 22. 19 21 30 P h e n o m e n a o f C h i l d P o r n o g r ap h y a n d S e x u a l G r o o m i n g What should be apparent from the way in which we define and understand child pornography is that such material frequently depicts acts of real child sexual abuse. 22 In fact, ‘child abuse images’ or ‘abusive images’ are the preferred terms to ‘child pornography’ for many researchers and practitioners.

11 It is also important to bear in mind that the modern technology available within our twenty-first-century society can have a positive impact on the prevalence of child pornography and grooming. 12 I develop the argument that presentations of child pornography and grooming are distortive throughout the rest of this book. As child ­pornography and grooming are evils that have such particularly prominent profiles in our modern-day society, one would anticipate that there would be a commonality of understanding as to what amounts to such material and such behaviour in social, public and legal discourses.

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