chapter 12 notes

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Chapter 12 notes --------------------- Crimes Against Public Decency and Morality Can be a First Amendment issue No identifiable victim Long history of decency laws Go back to medieval times Concerned with adultery ad prostitution Definition of Prostitution The offering or receiving of the body for sexual intercourse for hire, as well as, the offering or receiving of the body for indiscriminate sexual intercourse without hire. Some states limit the crime of prostitution to sexual intercourse. Elements of the crime: Prostitution Engaging in or offering to perform a sexual act for hire Definition of Obscenity That which appeals to the prurient interest and lacks serious literacy, artistic, political, or scientific value. Roth v. United States distinguished between sex and obscenity Obscenity is not constitutionally protected under first amendment Miller v. California (1973) The average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work,
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