In some cases, the same people are involved in each stage. “Internet Addiction Order.” Interpersonal Computing and Technology 6:1–2. However, some producers and/or distributors of child pornography are motivated solely by financial gain and are not themselves sexually attracted to children. Collectors place a premium on new child pornography material.
Images may be produced professionally, and, in these cases, often document the abuse of children in third-world countries. Alternatively, they may receive information from other jurisdictions about offenders in their districts. “Pedophiles on the Internet: Law Enforcement Investigates Abuse.” Law and Order 47(5):74–78.[Full Text] Linz, D., and D. Because of the increasing use of computers in society, most police departments are likely to encounter Internet child pornography crimes. “A Structural and Content-Based Analysis for Web Filtering.” Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy 13(1):27–37. However, the advent of the Internet in the 1980s dramatically changed the scale and nature of the child pornography problem, and has required new approaches to investigation and control. “Revisiting the Use of Pornography by Sexual Offenders: Implications for Theory and Practice.” The Journal of Sexual Aggression –77. Internet child pornography is unlike most crimes local police departments handle. One study found that 56 percent of arrests for Internet child pornography crimes originated from non-specialized law enforcement agencies. Internet child pornography is only one of a number of problems related to either child abuse or the Internet. Bryant, eds., Pornography: Research Advances & Policy Considerations.