n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - On the practice of using "research" as a justification for downloading child pornography : editorial
|Article Title||On the practice of using "research" as a justification for downloading child pornography : editorial|
|© Publisher:||South African Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC)|
|Journal||Child Abuse Research in South Africa|
|Author||Steven J. Collings|
|Publication Date||Apr 2004|
|Pages||2 - 4|
In a number of recent high-profile cases the accused has attempted to justify the downloading of child pornography by maintaining that their actions constitute "legitimate research activity". Such attempts at justification raise two important questions:
- Should the downloading of child pornography be permitted for legitimate research purposes?; and
- What precisely is meant by the term 'legitimate research purposes' in the context of viewing child pornography?
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