CFS 240 Chapter 20 - 1 Chapter 20 Sex for Sale...

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Chapter 20 – Sex for Sale (pornography, prostitution) 10 billion a year) Sex and The Law Most States vary. Laws are at the State and Local Level Community Standards, Zoning Laws 1. Pornography – written, visual, or spoken material depicting sexual activity or genital exposure that is intended to arouse the viewer 1953 Playboy Magazine 1973 Deep Throat 10 billion dollars a year 2 billion dollars internet business 100, 000 websites over 200 new websites created daily X-rated rentals increased 1000% from ’85 – 01’ legal to have in home dissemination is regulated (local zoning) o where book stores/movie houses located where book stores/movie houses located child pornography (18) – illegal, not covered by 1 st Amendment o can computer generate legal Does viewing pornography increase sexual abuse? Johnson - Commission (1970) – study of legalization of pornography in Denmark - no negative effects of pornography no increase in sexual offenses
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