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Porn Up, Rape Down

Anthony D'Amato

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law

June 23, 2006

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 913013

The incidence of rape in the United States has declined 85% in the past 25 years while access to pornography has become freely available to teenagers and adults. The Nixon and Reagan Commissions tried to show that exposure to pornographic materials produced social violence. The reverse may be true: that pornography has reduced social violence.

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Keywords: rape, pornography

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Date posted: July 18, 2006  

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D'Amato, Anthony, Porn Up, Rape Down (June 23, 2006). Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 913013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=913013 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.913013

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