Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

William C. Burger, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Kenneth B. Perkins, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Gary W. Reynolds, Ph.D.


Our society is galvanized in that the sexual exploitation of children is an egregious crime. Yet, there is a vast store of child pornography materials readily available; materials that are the recordation of the child's actual sexual abuse. This document explores the history of child pornography, its current state and the environment in which it flourishes, the Internet. this research examines the scope of the problem and those that are associated with child pornography. This body of work is intended to provide greater understanding of the scope of the problem and provide clear and actionable public policy recommendations.



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