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Laundering sexual deviance: Targeting online pornography through anti-money laundering

Antoniou, A and Sinha, G (2012) 'Laundering sexual deviance: Targeting online pornography through anti-money laundering.' Proceedings - 2012 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2012. 91 - 98.

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Abstract

This paper concentrates on cyber-pornography/obscenity, which encompasses online publications or distribution of sexually explicit material in breach of the English obscenity and indecency laws. After examining the major deficiencies of the attempts to restrict illegal pornographic representations, the authors aim to highlight that the debate regarding their availability in the Internet era neglects the lucrative nature of the circulation of such material, which can be also targeted through anti-money laundering. Rising profits fuel the need to recycle the money back into the legal financial system, with a view to concealing their illegal origin. Anti-money laundering laws require disclosure of any 'suspicion' related to money laundering, thus opening another door for law enforcement to reach the criminal. © 2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20463

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