[LINK] .uk - Net blamed for rise in child porn
Richard.Chirgwin at informa.com.au
Tue Jan 13 08:34:15 EST 2004
As the ABC's AM interviewer pointed out this morning, child pornography was
not a crime before 1988. When a new crime is created, its incidence is bound
to rise. In fact, since prior to 1988 the incidence was zero, a percentage
is a meaningless figure. What percentage of 100 is zero?
I do not doubt that the creation and distribution of pornography of all
types has risen. But as with other debates about news reporting (for eg my
pet hate, RFID scare stories), I'm not happy when someone supports a
position with spun research.
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> Net blamed for rise in child porn
> Child porn crimes have risen by 1,500% since 1988 and new
> internet mobile phones could make things even worse, according
> to a children's charity.
> Q&A: Keeping safe on the net
> Parents can do much to make the web a safe place for youngsters.
> Internet porn 'increasing child abuse'
> Demand for child pornography on the internet has led to an
> increase in sex abuse cases, it was claimed today.
Britain's crackdown on internet paedophiles faces failure if the
US, which provides more than half the images reported here, does
not prosecute more abusers, writes John Carr.
Arresting abuse online
The huge scale of internet paedophile activity and use of
ever-changing technology mean we need to rethink the way we
police it, says Rachel O'Connell.
Full text of the NCH report (pdf)
>From BBC's Radio 4 Today programme (Real audio):
There has been a massive rise in child pornography offences. Our
Crime Correspondent Neil Bennett reports.
A study has blamed the increase in child sex abuse on the
internet. The author of the report is John Carr.
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