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.
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.
Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about these from evaluative research and police practice. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
The treatment of children as sexual objects has existed through the ages, and so too has the production of erotic literature and drawings involving children.
By concentrating on components of the problem that occur within their local jurisdictions, they may uncover evidence that initiates a wider investigation. Most states have followed the federal lead with specific legislation, allowing state police to join federal agencies in the fight against child pornography.However, the exact nature of the legislation varies considerably among states. There is also a wide variation in international laws covering child pornography, and this can have significant implications for law enforcement. However, many images circulating on the Internet may be decades old, taken from earlier magazines and films. “Policing the Filth: The Problems of Investigating Online Child Pornography in England and Wales.” Policing and Society 15: 42–62. Images may be produced professionally, and, in these cases, often document the abuse of children in third-world countries.