Full Restitution for Child Pornography Victims: The Supreme Court's Paroline Decision and the Need for a Congressional Response
32 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016 Last revised: 14 Jun 2017
Date Written: 2015
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.
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