This article is from Volume 5, Issue 1 of Forensic Scholars Today, a quarterly publication featuring topics from the world of forensic mental health. Click to view or save a PDF of this article. The aim of this article is to contribute to the general knowledge pertaining to pornography use as a problematic behavior. Pornography use, if viewed as a problematic behavior, can have devastating consequences for not only the individual who views pornography, but their family, intimate partners, and peers. Below are some key points that professionals should be aware of when interacting with individuals who struggle with pornography. Pornography use is associated with physical and sexual intimate partner violence in men who have higher levels of pornography use Brem et al.
Nanaimo RCMP investigating three new child-pornography cases | Times Colonist
Since , the Federal Government has been battling people like John Stagliano, who shoots, manufactures and distributes a new hard-core pornographic videotape every three weeks. In fact, people in the industry and legal experts say that in the six years since the Government set up a special section in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department to fight pornographers, the number of adult-video makers and their videotapes has risen, cheap amateur videos have proliferated and the industry has expanded beyond magazines and videos to computer networks. Racketeering Law Used. The fight against pornography grew out of a Government report that concluded that there was a link between sexually explicit material and violence. As a result, Edwin Meese 3d, then the Attorney General, declared an all-out campaign against pornographers and distributors. He called the unit the Child Exploitation and Obscenity section. The intention was for Federal and local prosecutors to pursue pornography operations aggressively, and, when possible, to apply the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute.
Nanaimo RCMP began investigating three new child-pornography cases this week and say such cases have been on the rise in recent years. They and other police agencies work with the B. Integrated Child Exploitation Unit to obtain digital evidence to pursue people who possess and distribute pornographic images of children. Harvey Legary said in a statement. It must stop.