Possession of prohibited images of children: three years on

Antoniou, Alexandros ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4249-0939 (2013) Possession of prohibited images of children: three years on. The Journal of Criminal Law, 77 (4). pp. 337-353. ISSN 0022-0183

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This article illuminates the possession element of the new offence under s. 62 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, which outlaws certain non-photographic images of child sexual abuse. To this end, the analysis draws upon the case law concerning the offence of possession of extreme pornographic images, with which the new offence shares many common features. The article also presents the latest figures relating to convictions obtained since s. 62 came into effect in April 2010. Last, it considers the proposed amendment to widen the provisions of the 2009 Act and argues that the already broad scope of the offence should be limited.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1350/jcla.2013.77.4.857
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in The Journal of Criminal Law, Volume 77, Issue 4, 2013 by Sage Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2013. It is available at: https://doi.org/10.1350/jcla.2013.77.4.857.
Keywords: Children; Prohibited images; Prosecutions; Convictions
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice
Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Law and criminal justice > Law
Depositing User: Alexandros Antoniou
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2016 07:12
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:20
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2466


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