The Rise of Extreme Porn

Legal and Criminological Perspectives on Extreme Pornography in England and Wales

  • Alexandros K. Antoniou
  • Dimitris Akrivos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 1-24
  3. Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 25-69
  4. Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 71-115
  5. Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 117-158
  6. Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 159-199
  7. Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 201-227
  8. Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 229-251
  9. Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 253-305
  10. Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 307-325
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 327-369

About this book

Introduction

This book analyses the criminalisation of the possession of extreme pornography through ss 63-68 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. It documents the legislative history of the offence and offers a criminological perspective on the role of the media in the construction of the extreme pornography problem. It evaluates the elements of the s 63 offence and critically reflects upon their weaknesses. Moreover, the book presents an up-to-date account of the number of prosecutions initiated and convictions obtained under s 63 since it came into force, alongside an exploration into the corresponding sentencing trends.

The first study of its kind in England and Wales since the controversial legal provisions at issue came into effect in 2009, this book contributes new evidence to the application of the extreme pornography provisions and will play an important role in shaping debates on the prosecution of similar offences in the coming years. This book will serve as an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in law, criminology, sociology of deviance, sexuality and pornography studies.


Keywords

Criminology Criminal Justice Sexual Violence Criminal Law Media Socio-legal studies Sentencing Rape

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexandros K. Antoniou
    • 1
  • Dimitris Akrivos
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Law and CriminologyUniversity of West LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48971-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48970-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48971-1
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