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The Rise of Extreme Porn

Legal and Criminological Perspectives on Extreme Pornography in England and Wales

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Scrutinises the legal and criminological position in respect of extreme pornographic imagery in England and Wales

  • Provides a comprehensive insight into the extreme pornography offence, drawing on a combination of socio-legal, theoretical and doctrinal approaches

  • Fills a gap for an empirical study addressing the application of extreme pornography provisions and sentencing

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 1-24
  3. Obscenity and Prosecution Practice in the Twenty-First Century

    • Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 25-69
  4. The Legislative History of the s 63 Offence

    • Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 71-115
  5. The Mediatisation of the Extreme Pornography Debate

    • Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 117-158
  6. Deconstructing the Elements of the s 63 Offence

    • Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 159-199
  7. Prosecutions, Convictions and Sentencing

    • Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 201-227
  8. Crown Prosecution Service Case Files Review: Setting the Scene

    • Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 229-251
  9. Thresholds of Extreme Pornography

    • Alexandros K Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 253-305
  10. Conclusions

    • Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos
    Pages 307-325
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 327-369

About this book

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
  • sexual offending
  • violence and crime

Reviews

β€œThis book presents a detailed description of the law relating to extreme pornography in England & Wales. Due to the novelty of this legislative approach, when compared with most other jurisdictions, the work provides a useful introduction to the debates and controversies in the field. Further research will help elucidate the impacts of the change in the law to include rape pornography, as well as develop the conceptual and theoretical frameworks necessary to understand the role … .” (Clare McGlynn, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, clcjbooks.rutgers.edu, March, 2018)​

Authors and Affiliations

  • School of Law and Criminology, University of West London, London, United Kingdom

    Alexandros K. Antoniou

  • Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, United Kingdom

    Dimitris Akrivos

About the authors

Dr. Alexandros K. Antoniou is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of West London, UK, and conducts research within the fields of criminology and media law. He is particularly interested in the challenges that legislators and prosecutors face when dealing with new forms of cyber-enabled crime.

Dr. Dimitris Akrivos is a Lecturer in Criminology at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. His research interests lie mainly at the intersection between criminology, law and cultural studies with a particular focus on violence, sexual deviance and mental health and particularly, their representation in news and fictional media.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Rise of Extreme Porn

  • Book Subtitle: Legal and Criminological Perspectives on Extreme Pornography in England and Wales

  • Authors: Alexandros K. Antoniou, Dimitris Akrivos

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48971-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-48970-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-84058-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-48971-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 369

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Crime and Society, Cybercrime, Criminal Behavior, Crime and the Media

Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-48971-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)