National Law Center Manual on Child Pornography Law
Child Pornography Law: Cases & Analysis
National Law Center for Children and Families, 1999-2006
This manual was prepared by the National Law Center for Children and Families. A grant for this project was provided by the Alliance Defense Fund. Additional acknowledgments of contributors to this project can be found on page three within the manual. Hard copies of this manual may be purchased through the National Law Center for Children and Families.
This Manual is designed as an educational tool to aid law enforcement in understanding and successfully investigating and prosecuting crimes involving child pornography and child sexual exploitation. It is anticipated that primarily investigators and prosecutors of cases involving child pornography or child sexual exploitation will use the material presented herein. The emphasis in this Manual has been placed on the questions of law involved in such cases and focuses on the most common fundamental and generic issues involving Constitutional, statutory, and case law arising in connection with such investigations and prosecutions. It is meant to have practical application in contemporary American legal practice, and does not constitute a comprehensive treatment of the psychological, sociological, historical, political, or international law issues involved.
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