Full Restitution for Child Pornography Victims: The Supreme Court's Paroline Decision and the Need for a Congressional Response

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Paul G. Cassell

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

James R. Marsh

Marsh Law Firm PLLC

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

In this article, we have reviewed the legal issues surrounding restitution for child pornography victims. In our view, the Supreme Court’s Paroline decision failed to fully implement the congressional mandate that victims receive restitution for the “full amount” of their losses. Congress should move swiftly to ensure full restitution for child pornography victims by enacting the proposed Amy and Vicky Act — a more rational scheme for awarding restitution.

Suggested Citation

Cassell, Paul G. and Marsh, James R., Full Restitution for Child Pornography Victims: The Supreme Court's Paroline Decision and the Need for a Congressional Response (2015). Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 2015; University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 149. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2711478

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