Because of the increasing use of computers in society, most police departments are likely to encounter Internet child pornography crimes. “A Structural and Content-Based Analysis for Web Filtering.” Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy 13(1):27–37.
Therefore, it is important that all police departments develop strategies for dealing with the problem.
As late as the 1880s in the United States, the age of consent for girls was just 10 years.In 1977, only two states had legislation specifically outlawing the use of children in obscene material.
The first federal law concerning child pornography was passed in 1978, and the first laws that specifically referred to computers and child pornography were passed in 1988.
By concentrating on components of the problem that occur within their local jurisdictions, they may uncover evidence that initiates a wider investigation.
Alternatively, they may receive information from other jurisdictions about offenders in their districts. “Pedophiles on the Internet: Law Enforcement Investigates Abuse.” Law and Order 47(5):74–78.[Full Text] Linz, D., and D.
She currently has 11 gallery links in her own Free Ones section.