Demystifying 'Pornography': Tailoring Special Release Conditions Concerning Pornography and Sexually Oriented Expression

11 University of New Hampshire Law Review 69, 2013

29 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2014

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Laura Coordes

Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2013

Abstract

This article illustrates how current attempts to define and analyze overly broad special release conditions relating to pornography and sexually oriented expression create problems for courts and probationers alike. Instead of focusing on narrowing an overly broad prohibition via a legal definition, courts should individualize special release conditions so that they are more closely tied to a given probationer’s behavior and problems. In this way, courts can better align these special release conditions with the goals of preventing recidivism and protecting the public and can thus reduce or avoid constitutional challenges of vagueness and overbreadth.

Keywords: Special release conditions, First Amendment, Vagueness, Overbreadth

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Coordes, Laura, Demystifying 'Pornography': Tailoring Special Release Conditions Concerning Pornography and Sexually Oriented Expression (April 1, 2013). 11 University of New Hampshire Law Review 69, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2424315

Laura Coordes (Contact Author)

Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
100 S. McAllister Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

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