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Porn Up, Rape Down

Northwestern University - School of Law

June 23, 2006

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 913013
The incidence of rape in the United States has declined 85% in the past 25 years while access to pornography has become freely available to teenagers and adults. The Nixon and Reagan Commissions tried to show that exposure to pornographic materials produced social violence. The reverse may be true: that pornography has reduced social violence.

Keywords: rape, pornography
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D'Amato, Anthony, "Porn Up, Rape Down" (June 23, 2006). Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 913013 Available at SSRN:

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