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Child Pornographic Exploitation  

Author:  Joan A. Reid.

Source: Volume 10, Number 03, Winter 2018 , pp.55-64(10)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Joan Reid’s article delves into an especially unsavory topic: the horrors of Child Pornographic Exploitation (CPE). On a mission to raise awareness among legislators and law enforcement agencies, she examines various facets of CPE, including its increasing pervasiveness since the advent of the internet and its pernicious victimization of vulnerable children. As the author points out, in recent years the age of victims has dropped to the extent that it increasingly features pre-pubescent children and even younger ages, even as the brutality of the content has risen. Reid also examines the considerable challenges dealt to those who feel called to campaign against the sexual exploitation of children; these include the popularity of sexting among youth, the live-streaming of acts of sexual abuse, widespread child sex tourism, and the existence of the Darknet, which allows the proliferation of child pornography and other acts of criminality.

Keywords: Effects of Child Pornographic Exploitation

Affiliations:  1: University of South Florida.

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