The Meese Report - Pornography and Society

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PART ONE: Biographies, Notes and Statements

PART TWO: Overview and Analysis of Commission Findings

PART THREE: Law Enforcement Recommendations

PART FOUR: Pornography and Society

Victimization
Rape
Forced Sexual Performance
Battery Torture
Murder
Imprisonment
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Masochistic Self Harm
Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Fear and Anxiety Caused by Seeing Pornography
Feelings of Shame and Guilt
Fear of Exposure through Publication or Display of Pornographic Material
Amnesia and Denial and Repression of Abuse
Nightmares
Compulsive Reenactment of Sexual Abuse
Inability to Experience Sexual Pleasure and Feelings of Sexual Inadequacy
Feelings of Inferiority and Degradation
Feelings of Frustration with the Legal System
Abuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Loss of Job or Promotion/Sexual Harassment
Financial Losses
Defamation and Loss of Status in the Community
Promotion of Racial Hatred
Loss of Trust within a Family
Prostitution
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Notes

The Use of Performers in Commercial Pornography
Terminology and Distinctions
Previous Commission Findings
Performers and Obscenity Law
The Evidence
The Performers
Age

Personal Background
Economic Circumstances
The Job
Recruitment

Coercion
Contractual Terms
Working Conditions
Health Risks
Drug Use
Modeling vs Acting
Career Prospects
Modeling and Personal Life
Conclusions and Recommendations
Modeling and Prostitution
Sex Discrimination
Invasion of Personal Rights
Notes

Social and Behavioral Science Research Analysis
Overview of the 1970 Commission Research Conclusions
Other Pornography Commissions and Social Science Research

Public Attitudes Toward Pornography
Public Exposure to Sexually Explicit Materials
Public Standards of Acceptability
Perceptions of Pornography's Effects
Public Perception of Pornography as a Social Problem
Summary

Sex Offenders and Pornography
Incidence of Sex Offenses and Pornography Availability
Evidence from Sexual Offenders
Early exposure
Fantasies and Arousal
Commission of Sex Crimes
Summary

Effects on the "Average Individual": the Experimental Evidence
The Effects of Violent Sexually Explicit Materials

     Effects on Fantasies
     Effects on Arousal, Perceptions and Attitudes
     Aggressive Behavior
     Effects of Massive Exposure
The Effects of Nonviolent Sexually Explicit Materials
     Affective and Perceptual Responses
     Effects on Behavior
     Effects from Longer Term Exposure
     Individual Differences
Summary for Violent and Nonviolent Sexually Explicit Materials
Some Methodological Considerations
Some Theoretical Considerations
Other Effects of Sexually Explicit Materials
An Integration of the Research Findings
Summary of Commission Findings of Harm from Pornography
Notes

Organized Crime
Introduction

Organized Crime and Involvement in Pornography
Related Crimes and Activities
Reuben Sturman
MIPORN (Miami Porn)
MAGLOCLEN
California Attorney General's Report
1978 Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Report
1978 Federal Bureau of Investigation Report
Conclusion
Notes

Regulation of Pornography: Historical Perspective
Notes
First Amendment Considerations 
Notes
Citizen and Community Action and Corporate Responsibility 
Notes

Production and Distribution of Sexually Explicit Materials
Historical Overview of the Industry

Motion Pictures
Video Tape Cassettes
Magazines
Cable and Satellite Television
Dial-a-Porn
Computers
Other Material sold in Pornographic Outlets
Paperback Books
Tabloids
Photo Sets
Audio Tapes
Peep Shows
Pornographic Outlets
Military Bases
Prisons
Notes

Imagery Found Among Magazines, Books
and Films in "Adults Only" Pornographic Outlets

Method

Results
Titles Found
Magazines

Paperback Books
Films
Descriptions of Specific Materials
Magazines
Paperback Book
Motion Pictures and Video Tapes
Peep Shows
Tabloids
Legal Cases
Notes

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