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  • The FBI’s statistics show that pornography is found at 80 percent of the scenes of violent sexcrimes, or in the homes of the perpetrators”. (www.fightthenewdrug.org)·

  • The University of New Hampshire did a study that showed that the states with the highest readership of pornographic magazines like Playboy and Penthouse, also have the highest rape rates. Baron, L., & Straus, M. (1984). Sexual stratification, pornography, and rape in theUnited States. In N. M. Malamuth & E. Donnerstein (Eds.), Pornography, sexual aggression (pp.185-209). New York: Academic Press

  • The Michigan State Police Department found that pornography is used or imitated in 41 percent of the sex crimes they have investigated. Campbell, M.C., & Campbell, J.M. (2005).The Engines of World War III. Retrieved January 2011· Dr. Victor Cline did research that showed how men who become addicted to pornographic materials begin to want more explicit or deviant material and end up acting out what they have seen. Cline, V. (2009). “Pornography’s Effects on Adults and Children”. RetrievedJanuary 2011 http://www.scribd.com/doc/20282510/Dr-Victor-Cline-Pornography-s-Effects-on-Adults-and-Children

  • Ted Bundy, one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, on the day before his execution Bundy said that the “most damaging kinds of pornography are those that involve sexual violence . . . The wedding of those two forces, as I know only too well, brings about behavior that is just, just too terrible to describe”. (1) Anderson, K.J. (2003). “Pornography”.http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/porno.html

  • Two doctors noted in their research-based book, Pornography and Sexual Aggression, that “Certain [aggressive] forms of pornography can affect aggressive attitudes toward women and can desensitize an individual’s perception of rape. These attitudes and perceptions are, furthermore, directly related to actual aggressive behavior against women.” They also found that adult pornography was connected with each (100%) of the 1,400 child sexual molestationcases in Louisville, Kentucky, and child pornography was connected with the majority of them. Malamuth NM, Donnerstein E (Eds) (1984): "Pornography and Sexual Aggression." New York:Academic Press.

  • Catherine Mackinon, a professor at Harvard Law School, says that “consuming pornography is an experience of bought sex” and thus it creates a hunger to continue to purchase and objectify, and act out what is seen. Mackinnon, “Pornography as Trafficking,” In a very literal way, pornography is advertising for trafficking, not just in general but also in the sense that traffickers and pimps use pornographic images of victims as specific advertising for their “products.” Farley, Melissa. Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making theConnections. San Francisco, CA: Prostitution Research & Education, 2007. Print, 153.

  • Many women and children who are being sexually exploited and trafficked are also being used for the production of pornography. Sometimes acts of prostitution are filmed without the consent of the victim and distributed. [6]

  • On other occasions victims are trafficked for the sole purpose of porn production. In today’s era of webcams and chatrooms, the lines between interactive pornography and virtual prostitution websites have been blurred. [7]

  • Citings for the above can be found at http://www.covenanteyes.com/2011/09/07/theconnections-between-pornography-and-sex-trafficking/