A new book by University of Utah law professor Carissa Hessick hits the shelves this week. Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences examines child pornography law and its consequences in an effort to clarify the questions and begin to formulate answers. In the book, experts in law, sociology and social work focus on the roles of language and crime definition, the contributors discuss the increasing visibility child pornography plays in the national conversation about child safety, and present a range of views regarding the punishment of those who produce, distribute, and possess materials that may be considered child pornography.
The book is an edited volume about child pornography law, and includes a chapter by Paul Cassell, a former federal judge, Distinguished Professor of Law, and Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and University at the S.J. Quinney College of Law.
Hessick authors two chapters in the book.