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Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet

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Perhaps nothing evokes more universal disgust as child pornography. The world of its makers and users is so abhorrent that it is rarely discussed much less studied. Child pornographers have taken advantage of this and are successfully using the new electronic media to exchange their wares without detection or significant sanction. What are the implications of this threat f ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by New York University Press
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Laura Droege
Jul 26, 2014 Laura Droege rated it really liked it
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In a word: horrifying. For several years, Jenkins delved into the underworld of the child porn community online. Readers learn how child porn has thrived on the internet, despite being one of the most universally reviled evils imagined, despite being illegal in many countries, despite all the obstacles thrown in the path of those who exploit children. And it’s all free and available to anyone who knows how to find it.

Because viewing child porn is illegal in America, he blocked all images on his
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Eric
Feb 12, 2009 Eric rated it really liked it
not exactly a summer beach read. this is a sobering, disturbing, and thought-provoking study. probably one of the best of its type out there (i find it almost equally disturbing that there is not more literature out there, or more research being done in this area).
Meghan
Nov 19, 2012 Meghan rated it really liked it
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Although much of his reasearch is empirical, Jenkins makes some important points on the issue of child pornography. His research is limited in that he used message boards as his source for information, but he does shed some light into the minds of pedophiles.
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John Philip Jenkins was born in Wales in 1952. He was educated at Clare College, in the University of Cambridge, where he took a prestigious “Double First” degree—that is, Double First Class Honors. In 1978, he obtained his doctorate in history, also from Cambridge. Since 1980, he has taught at Penn State University, and currently holds the rank of Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of the Humanities. He ...more
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