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  • Child pornography involves the realisation of deviant fantasies with very specific characteristics with regard to its content and use and therefore the legal action needed to deal with it. The internet has facilitated its dissemination and access and complicates the issue but we need to be able to identify and track people who use illegal pornography. This paper is based on a review of the literature and presents some criminological characteristics of child pornography on the internet.


  • Prat, Sebastien
  • Bertsch, Ingrid
  • Praud, Noëmie
  • Huynh, Aline-Claire
  • Courtois, Robert

publication date

  • September 2020