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The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?


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Title: The Making of Sexual Violence: How Does a Boy Grow Up to Commit Rape?
Publication: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Author: Brian Heilman, Luciana Hebert, Nastasia Paul-Gera
Date: 06/01/2014

Women and girls around the world experience staggering levels of rape and other forms of sexual violence. This violence devastates lives, unhinges communities, and hampers greater social and economic development. While the severity, frequency, and purpose of this violence can broaden during times of conflict or emergency, its foundations are laid during “peacetime,” as is […]

Pornography Use and Sexual Aggression: The Impact of Frequency and Type of Pornography Use on Recidivism Among Sexual Offenders


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Title: Pornography Use and Sexual Aggression: The Impact of Frequency and Type of Pornography Use on Recidivism Among Sexual Offenders
Publication: Aggressive Behavior (Vol. 34)
Author: Drew A. Kingston1, Paul Fedoroff, Philip Firestone, Susan Curry, John M. Bradford
Date: 07/01/2008

In this study, we examined the unique contribution of pornography consumption to the longitudinal prediction of criminal recidivism in a sample of 341 child molesters. We specifically tested the hypothesis, based on predictions informed by the confluence model of sexual aggression that pornography will be a risk factor for recidivism only for those individuals classified […]

Adolescents’ Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects


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Title: Adolescents’ Exposure to a Sexualized Media Environment and Their Notions of Women as Sex Objects
Publication: Sex Roles
Author: Jochen Peter, Patti M. Valkenburg
Date: 02/28/2007

This study was designed to investigate whether adolescents’ exposure to a sexualized media environment is associated with stronger beliefs that women are sex objects. More specifically, we studied whether the association between notions of women as sex objects and exposure to sexual content of varied explicitness (i.e., sexually nonexplicit, semi-explicit, or explicit) and in different […]

Child Pornography Offenses Are a Valid Diagnostic Indicator of Pedophilia


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Title: Child Pornography Offenses Are a Valid Diagnostic Indicator of Pedophilia
Publication: Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 115, Iss. 3)
Author: Michael C. Seto, James M. Cantor, Ray Blanchard
Date: 08/01/2006

This study investigated whether being charged with a child pornography offense is a valid diagnostic indicator of pedophilia, as represented by an index of phallometrically assessed sexual arousal to children. The sample of 685 male patients was referred between 1995 and 2004 for a sexological assessment of their sexual interests and behavior. As a group, […]

A Legislative Framework For Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking


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Title: A Legislative Framework For Combating Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Publication: Regent University Law Review (Vol 23, No 2)
Author: Linda Smith, Samantha Healy Vardaman
Date:

Domestic minor sex trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of America’s children through prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance within U.S. borders. “It is the ‘recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act’ whe[n] the person is … under the age of [eighteen] years.” When considering the crime […]

The Internet Pornography Pandemic: “The Largest Unregulated Social Experiment in Human History” (RESEARCH)


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Title: The Internet Pornography Pandemic: "The Largest Unregulated Social Experiment in Human History"
Publication: Christian Apologetics Journal
Author: Donna Rice Hughes
Date: 04/20/2014

Technology is revolutionizing our lives and providing access to a wide range of valuable services. The Internet has become a powerful educational and communications tool, placing vast new worlds of knowledge in the palm of our hand. Today’s youth have fully integrated the Internet into their daily lives, using technology as a powerful platform for education, […]

The Risks Associated With Official Minimization of Child Sexual Abuse Data


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Title: The Risks Associated With Official Minimization of Child Sexual Abuse Data
Publication: The Institute for Media Education
Author: Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D.
Date: 07/01/2002

An Examination of Relevant Child Abuse Data Suggesting That Reported Decreased Violence to Adults May be a Function of Unreported Increased Violence to Children This paper explores the false pornography mantra, “sex crime is down while pornography use is up, proving pornography is harmless.” A key fatal methodological flaw in sex crime oversight has been the absence of any federal […]

Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1: Youth-Produced Sexual Content


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Title: Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1: Youth-Produced Sexual Content
Publication: Internet Watch Foundation
Author: Internet Watch Foundation
Date: 03/10/2015

The Study was carried out by Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in partnership with Microsoft and was initially designed to expand upon an earlier study carried out by IWF in 2012 which provided a snapshot of the availability of self-generated sexual content featuring young people online and the extent to which control over that content is […]

Children, Young Adults & Pornography: A ‘Smorgasbord’ of Harms


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Title: Children, Young Adults & Pornography: A ‘Smorgasbord’ of Harms
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Author: Robert Peters
Date: 01/01/2015

Robert Peters served as President of Morality in Media from 1992–2011 and as Assistant Director of MIM’s National Obscenity Law Center from 1987–1992. Mr. Peters is now President Emeritus of MIM. This is a compilation of research studies that show evidence of the vast harms to children and young adults associated with pornography use, specifically, […]

Impact of Exposure to Sexually Explicit and Exploitative Materials

Posted on February 18, 2015, in Children, Internet, Statistics

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Title: Impact of Exposure to Sexually Explicit and Exploitative Materials
Publication: National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Author:
Date: 12/01/2013

As electronic information sharing increases, parents must consider that their child may be exposed to sexually explicit and inappropriate content and the impact these materials may have on youth and adolescents. The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation encourages parents to have on-going dialogue with their children about materials they might encounter, explain possible consequences, as well as consistently monitor their children’s electronic activities. This […]