Striking a Balance: Arguments for the Criminal Regulation of Extreme Pornography

Criminal Law Review: 677-690

Posted: 6 Feb 2013

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Clare McGlynn

Durham Law School, Durham University

Erika Rackley

Durham University - Law School

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Discusses the Government proposals, set out in its 2005 consultation paper, regarding the criminalisation of possession of extreme pornographic material. Highlights the murder case which helped spur the Government into action, the types of material identified in the proposals and what they aim to achieve. Explores the responses received to the consultation, noting areas of agreement and dissention between respondent groups. Argues in favour of a categories based approach to regulating pornography which focuses on "harm to women" rather than on a tendency to "deprave and corrupt".

Keywords: Extreme pornography, sexual violence, women

Suggested Citation

McGlynn, Clare M. S. and Rackley, Erika, Striking a Balance: Arguments for the Criminal Regulation of Extreme Pornography (2007). Criminal Law Review: 677-690. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2198371

Clare M. S. McGlynn (Contact Author)

Durham Law School, Durham University ( email )

Durham University
Palatine Centre
Durham, County Durham DH1 3LE
United Kingdom
0191 334 2800 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.dur.ac.uk/law/staff/stafflist/?id=429

Erika Rackley

Durham University - Law School ( email )

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

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