Annotated Bibliography

Grant Davis

English 1- 11b

Oct. 31, 2010



Annotated Bibliography



Adler, Amy.  “The Perverse Law of Child Pornography”.   The Columbia Law Review.  (2001):  320-351.  Print. <>


This article addresses the child pornography law and its considerations of the first amendment and questions the relationship between prohibition and desire, censorship and speech, and between law and culture.  This article summarizes these points by asking the question: Is a child pornography law the solution or the problem?


Akdeniz, Yaman.  Governance of Pornography and Child Pornography on the Global Internet.  New York:  Hart Publishing, 1997.  Print. <>


This book primarily focuses on how pornography on the internet should be regulated, and the ways that makes this such a controversial topic.  The book discuses two primary issues:  The regulation of potentially harmful content such as pornography on the internet, and regulation of invariably illegal content such as child pornography. 


Cisneros, Danielle.  “Virtual Child: Pornography on The Internet”.  Duke Law and Technology Review  19 (2002).  117-125.  Print.  <>


This article discusses the ongoing fight to protect the exploitation of children, and whether the government has a right to criminalize the production and possession of internet child pornography if there is no child used in the production of the pornographic material, but rather the use of fictional images.


Durkin, Keith F.  “Misuse of the Internet by Pedophiles:  Implications for Law Enforcement and Probation Practice”.  Federal Probation 61 (1997):  14-28.  Print.



This article documents the ways that the internet is being misused by pedophiles.  Specifically, that law enforcement and probation needs to be monitoring for misuse by offenders who are already on a caseload.  Data finds that many pedophiles who misuse computer technology are previous sexual child abusers who need to have their computer access limited or even restricted.




Farid, Hany.  “Creating and Detecting Doctored and Virtual Images:  Implications to The Child Pornography Act.”  Dartmouth College of Computer Sciences.  (2004):  1-13.  Print.



Farids’ article focused on the 1996 Child Pornography Prevention Act (CPPA) and its implications on the various forms of digital tampering and computational techniques for detecting doctored virtual, computer generated images.


Jones, K.C.  “ISP’s Agree to Block Child Porn Sites, Newsgroups”.  InformationWeek. (2008): 13-17.  Print. <>


This article discusses the great accomplishment for Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and Sprint have agreed to shut down Web sites and online groups that provide internet child pornography.  In addition, the companies have also agreed to pay over a million dollars to support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Levy, Nick.  “Virtual Child Pornography: The Eroticization of Inequality.”  Ethics and Information Technology 4 (2002):  319-323.  Print. < pdf


This article discusses the Unites States Supreme Court ruling that virtual child pornography is protected under free speech, on the grounds that virtual photography is not actually harming children.  This article is a review of evidence which attempts to prove that internet child pornography is not without harm.


Mota, Sue Anne.  “The U.S. Supreme Court Addresses the Child Pornography Prevention Act and Child Online Protection Act.  Federal Communications Law Journal.  55. (2002): 85-98. Print. <>


Mota’s article offers an introduction to both pieces of legislation (CPPA and COPA) that were designed with the motive to protect children.  The article also discusses an opposition to these laws including the view held by some that they are a violation of constitutional rights, specifically the first amendment.


Seto, Michael C., Cantor, James M., and Blanchard, Richard.  “Child Pornography Offenses Are a Valid Diagnostic Indicator of Pedophilia.”  American Psychological Association 115.3 (2006): 610-615.  Print. <>


This article summarizes a study that was conducted investigating whether being charged with a child pornography offense is a valid diagnostic indicator of pedophilia.  There was a sample of 685 male patients and were assessed by their sexual behaviors and interests.  The study found suggested that child pornography offenders had a stronger indicator of pedophilia than those who didn’t partake in child pornography.