Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. Third International ICST Conference, ICDF2C 2011, Dublin, Ireland, October 26-28, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Internet Child Pornography, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and the Role of Internet Service Providers

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        author={Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar and Gary Bertoline and Marcus Rogers},
        title={Internet Child Pornography, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and the Role of Internet Service Providers},
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        proceedings_a={ICDF2C},
        year={2012},
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  • Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar
    Gary Bertoline
    Marcus Rogers
    Year: 2012
    Internet Child Pornography, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and the Role of Internet Service Providers
    ICDF2C
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35515-8_2
Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar1,*, Gary Bertoline2, Marcus Rogers2
  • 1: Seattle University
  • 2: Purdue University
*Contact email: spellark@seattleu.edu

Abstract

The following review will provide a historical recap of the United States response to child pornography as it relates to the ever-evolving technological world. Specifically, a review of the child pornography laws, at the federal level, as well as the sentencing guidelines will reveal the delicate balance between criminalizing child pornography and upholding the United States’ constitution. In addition, discussing the role of Internet Service Providers will expose a trend toward using the same technology, which has proliferated the child pornography industry, to identify and censor the illegal content on the Internet. Finally, the strengths and weaknesses of the current laws and regulation tactics, as well as, the suggested amendments will be discussed.