This is a book about child pornography, which is an issue that still provokes considerable debate, as will be noted throughout this book, and which defi es a defi nition. The purpose of this book is to examine the existing literature on child pornography and consider what implications this has on the law. Whilst the book will be based on the law in England and Wales, as this is the jurisdiction the author is most familiar with, a number of other jurisdictions (Australia, Canada and the United States) will be examined along with international policy and legal instruments.