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Sexually explicit and violent media material: research and policy implications

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 9

Paul Wilson and Stephen Nugent
ISBN 0 642 12321 7 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, December 1987


This paper focuses on the effects of exposure to explicit video material, but also makes some reference to film. It compares the censorship guidelines, usage and effect on viewer behaviour of violent, sexually explicit and sexually violent material. The authors stress the need for differentiation of violent and nonviolent sexual material.