Child pornography law Name Professor Course Date Introduction Section 2256 of Title 18 US Code defines Child pornography as a visual depiction of children below 18 years old engaging in offensive sexual conduct either appearing to be minor or video and image alteration to make it appear less offensive. Child pornography has worsened after the technology of internet invention with its widespread mode of data transmission and the increase of its users and victims of a violation of images into child pornography. Visual depictions entail computer generated pictures videos films animations and photographs. However child pornography in U.S definition can be exempted based on different categories depending on the level of depiction. If it has scientific literary artistic and political importance the court can exempt it from the laws. Section 2260 of title 18 of the same law teenagers from child pornography despite the rise in technology through impact identifications and implementation of penalties for offenders (Babchishin et al 2015). In doing so the rights of the younger generation are assured thus promoting safe technology expansion. References Akdeniz Y. (2016). Internet child pornography and the law: national and international responses. Routledge. Babchishin K. M. Hanson R. K. & VanZuylen H. (2015). Online child pornography offenders are different: A meta-analysis of the characteristics of online and offline sex offenders against children. Archives of sexual behavior 44(1) 45-66. Steel C. M. (2015). Web-based child pornography: The global impact of deterrence efforts and its consumption on mobile platforms. Child abuse & neglect 44 150-158. Wolak J. Liberatore M. & Levine B. N. (2014). Measuring a year of child pornography trafficking by US computers on a peer-to-peer network. Child abuse & neglect 38(2) 347-356. [...]
Today, there are many laws that address different acts of computer crimes. Select one of the laws presented in Chapter three (3) or four (4) of the textbook (Child Pornography Laws). Write a 3-4 page paper in which you: Identify the chosen law and evaluate its impact on society in the U.S. and / or global environment. Describe the penalties and fines that exist for offenders of the selected law. Research the Internet for news articles and judicial cases that provide details on how this law was exercised and realized convictions. Analyze the effectiveness of the law at convicting offenders to determine any modifications that should be made to the law. Suggest a change or ratification of the law and explain how your changes will impact society as well as those convicted of the crime. Summarize the challenges the prosecution faced in a trial from your research and whether you believe they could have handled the challenges differently. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.