Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Book! Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences By Carissa Byrne Hessick

It’s been awhile since I posted about a new book coming out or that I just finished reading. 

Today a blog-follower emailed me about the recent release of a book on Child Pornography.  

So I read the books summary, looked through it’s contents and then I read the two reviews……………..then I ordered it. 

I will also be adding it to my Books, Studies, Reports page today. 

Mary Devoy 


Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences
Edited by Carissa Byrne Hessick, Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law 

Legal experts, sociologists, and social workers debate the definition of child pornography, the punishment of offenders, and the protection of victims 

Inconsistent Data Still Being Distributed: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Count of Sex Offenders for June 2016 Claims a 1.08% Growth Rate, Yet Virginia had 3.33% in Growth.

Note- I can email my full spreadsheet (May 2005 to June 2016) to anyone who is interested, it’s just too wide to post on this blog as an image and attachments can not be loaded onto a blog.  

Every June and December I begin checking the NCMEC website for their latest "Sex Offender" count because the number they claim is the go-to for the media, Politicians, Researchers and Victim’s Groups.  

Today their latest map is available, National Missing and Exploited Children Sex Offender Map June 17, 2016:  

I have previously posted about the inconsistencies with NCMEC’s RSO maps/counts here and here with specific examples of their failures. Which is no real surprise when you consider the known false statement that NCMEC’s Ernie Allen made in 2010 to Congress……….that 100,000 convicted RSO’s are NOT registered and are missing across the U.S. If NCMEC claims it, it must be true so this falsehood has been repeated over and over again for years and everyone believes it, but it’s NOT true.  

Now that we have the June 2016 NCMEC Sex Offender Map I'm wondering........ how could the State of Virginia see a 3.33% growth in RSO’s in the last 12 months but the entire U.S. only had a 1.08% increase?  

They claim New York only had a 1.84% increases and Ohio saw a 0.006% increase. These States are bigger than Virginia; they’ve always had a larger RSO population and growth than Virginia. 

How can it be possible that 50 States, D.C. AND 5 Territories had a combined total of 8,190 new RSO’s in the last 12 months and 719 of those were in VA?  That means Virginia added 8.77% of the entire nations RSO’s.