Pornography: Research Advances and Policy Considerations

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Pornography and Sex Offenders

W. L. Marshall Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada

This chapter is concerned with the exposure and responsiveness to pornography amongst men who commit sexual offenses. I further attempt to focus on only those offenders (hereafter called rapists) who sexually attack adult females or offenders (hereafter called child molesters or pedophiles) who sexually attack children. Because it is rare that females are identified as having committed these crimes, no consideration is given to the use of pornographic materials by females. The issues considered concern whether or not these men are differentially aroused by different types of pornography, whether or not they experience a greater degree of exposure to pornography than nondeviants, and whether or not such exposure appears to play a role in the commission of their crimes. As to the role of pornography in the etiology of sexual deviance, little more than correlational statements can be made, but I attempt to show how pornography consumption might enter into the complexity of factors that shape the behavior and thinking of men who as adults display deviant sexual behaviors.

In limiting consideration primarily to rapists and child molesters, I have necessarily excluded other kinds of paraphiliacs including other sexual offenders, and this may be considered by some to be a deficiency. There are several reasons for adopting this tactic,

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