Criminalising Extreme Pornography: A Lost Opportunity

Criminal Law Review (4): 245-260

17 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2013 Last revised: 21 Jun 2014

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Clare McGlynn

Durham Law School, Durham University

Erika Rackley

Durham University - Law School

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article considers provisions criminalising the possession of ‘extreme pornography’ in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. It begins by outlining the current criminal law regime governing pornography, before considering the new measures in detail. We highlight the areas which are most likely to witness challenges, and the areas about which confusion seems inevitable. We close by considering the arguments for proscribing the possession of extreme pornography and possible ways forward, while recognising that, regrettably, the legislative opportunity to take action in this field has most likely now been lost.

Keywords: Extreme pornography, criminalisation

Suggested Citation

McGlynn, Clare M. S. and Rackley, Erika, Criminalising Extreme Pornography: A Lost Opportunity (2009). Criminal Law Review (4): 245-260. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2198325

Clare M. S. McGlynn (Contact Author)

Durham Law School, Durham University ( email )

Durham University
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Durham, County Durham DH1 3LE
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Erika Rackley

Durham University - Law School ( email )

50 North Bailey
Palatine Centre
Durham, County Durham DH1 3ET
United Kingdom

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