Law Enforcement Challenges in Internet Child Pornography Crimes
Law enforcement agencies have been investigating child pornography crimes since the mid-1970s. Until the emergence of the Internet, it was believed that police were a step ahead of child pornography offenders. (See P. Jenkins, Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet (2001).) While there have been few empirical attempts to quantify the amount of child pornography on the Internet, there is a general consensus that the Internet has increased the accessibility and availability of this material. The Internet allows offenders to be deceptive about intentions, personal history, and even their true identities.
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Wells, M; Finkelhor, D; Wolak, J & Mitchell, K. (July 2004). Offender identification: Law enforcement challenges in Internet child pornography crimes. Sex Offender Law Report 4(5), 41-42, 49