26 SALVO issue 9may have upon societalviolence in general and juvenile exploitation andabuse in particular opensup a major criminal justiceactivity arena that ap-pears to require immedi-ate concern and a greatdeal of coordination inthe development of pro-grams that should providenational criminal justiceassistance across the crim-inal justice spectrum.As we set to work, my veteranFBI and DOJ colleagues were un-aware that we were now CodeRed among powerful pornog-raphy/pedophile politicos. Ourplans were threatening to thembecause we were investigatingpornography and its rela-tionship/linkage to childabuse, sexual exploita-tion, delinquency, andsocietal violence [and wewere creating a] validateddata base concernedwith missing, murdered,and exploited juvenilesand young adults . . .[and] victims from porno-graphic, abusive, sexuallyexploited and violent be-havior. . . . [We would alsolaunch] legal research andreview of existing stateand federal laws andpractices regarding childabuse and sexual exploi-tation.Our coalition’s work includedformation of the Violent CriminalApprehension Program, a “cen-tralized data information centerand crime analysis system” thatcould collect erotic media (por-nography, sexology) associatedwith any crime.On November 8, 1983, ourtask force met at FBI Quantico(Virginia) headquarters to brieflegislators and other criminal justice professionals. I gave a
Findings That Congress Lost
rom December 1953 through December 1984, atotal of 6,004 photographs, illustrations, and car-toons depicting children under age 18 appeared in683 issues of
depicted children an average of 14.1times per issue, followed by
(8.2 times perissue) and
(6.4 times per issue).
Findings included the following:
1,675 child images were associated with nudity.
1,225 child images were associated with genital activity.
989 child images were associated sexually with adults.
792 adults were portrayed as pseudo-children.
592 child images were associated with force.
267 child images were associated with sexwith animals or objects.
51% of the child cartoons and 46% of the childphotographs showed children aged 3–11.
More girls than boys were associated with sexual assault.
More boys than girls were associated with violent assault.