Friday, 3 September 2010


ISBN-10: 0-934395-42-X
Title: Final Report of the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography
Introduction: Michael J. McManus
Language: English
Edition: Reprint with numerous tables and graphs
Place of Publication: Nashville, TN
Publisher: Rutledge Hill Press, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1986
Format: 161x255mm
Pages: lii+571
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 909gr.
Entry No.: 2010022
Entry Date: 3rd September 2010
From its inception, the U.S. Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography has been at the center of controversy. Assailed by some as an attack on constitutional guarantees of free speech, the Commission has been welcomed with open arms by others.

When the Final Report was issued on July 3, 1986, it became the first government study to claim that research is “virtually unanimous” that “there is a causal relationship between exposure to sexually violent materials and an increase in aggressive behavior directed toward women.” As expected, the release of the Final Report has sparked intense controversy.

At issue is the people’s right to know. What does the Final Report actually say? Will it lead to censorship? Or is it a reasonable document that provides a sensible direction for the future? Only those who read the 92 specific recommendations made by the Commission –and the support offered for them–will be able to answer these questions for themselves.

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