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The Rise of Extreme Porn

Legal and Criminological Perspectives on Extreme Pornography in England and Wales

Authors: Antoniou, Alexandros K., Akrivos, Dimitris

  • 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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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.

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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Antoniou, Alexandros K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Obscenity and Prosecution Practice in the Twenty-First Century

    Antoniou, Alexandros K. (et al.)

    Pages 25-69

  • The Legislative History of the s 63 Offence

    Antoniou, Alexandros K. (et al.)

    Pages 71-115

  • The Mediatisation of the Extreme Pornography Debate

    Antoniou, Alexandros K (et al.)

    Pages 117-158

  • Deconstructing the Elements of the s 63 Offence

    Antoniou, Alexandros K (et al.)

    Pages 159-199

Buy this book

eBook £89.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48971-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £112.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48970-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of Extreme Porn
Book Subtitle
Legal and Criminological Perspectives on Extreme Pornography in England and Wales
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48971-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48971-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48970-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 369
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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