The 'sexting' quagmire: Criminal justice responses to adolescents' electronic transmission of indecent images in the UK and the USA

Nigel Stone

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Adolescent embrace of electronic communication with peers often involves sharing indecent images of each other, sometimes with abusive consequences. How should the criminal justice system respond? Use of conventional child pornography legislation can be inappropriately heavy-handed and draconian. This article considers recent developments in the United States and considers how this mode of juvenile indiscretion fits with law, policy and practice in England and Wales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-281
Number of pages16
JournalYouth Justice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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