n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - On the practice of using "research" as a justification for downloading child pornography : editorial




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:

  1. Should the downloading of child pornography be permitted for legitimate research purposes?; and
  2. What precisely is meant by the term 'legitimate research purposes' in the context of viewing child pornography?


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