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Monday, January 18, 2016

Cassell & Marsh on Restitution for Child Pornography

Paul G. Cassell and James R. Marsh (University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Marsh Law Firm PLLC) have posted Full Restitution for Child Pornography Victims: The Supreme Court's Paroline Decision and the Need for a Congressional Response (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

In this article, we have reviewed the legal issues surrounding restitution for child pornography victims. In our view, the Supreme Court’s Paroline decision failed to fully implement the congressional mandate that victims receive restitution for the “full amount” of their losses. Congress should move swiftly to ensure full restitution for child pornography victims by enacting the proposed Amy and Vicky Act — a more rational scheme for awarding restitution.

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