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Up Skirts and Down Blouses: A Statutory Analysis of Legislative Responses to Video Voyeurism
Criminal Justice Studies (2006)
  • Valerie Bell, Boise State University
  • Craig Hemmens, Boise State University
  • Benjamin Steiner, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus
Abstract

Video voyeurism is a relatively new crime that involves the use of video cameras in public areas to record underneath women's clothing. Recently, several courts have determined that this form of voyeurism is not covered under existing criminal statutes dealing with voyeurism. This paper examines current statutes relating to voyeurism to determine if these laws are adequate or if new legislation is required to combat video voyeurism. Some of the areas covered include: the nature of video voyeurism, challenges faced by law enforcement, and the challenges faced by lawmakers attempting to write legislation which will clearly criminalize the behavior.

Keywords
  • Video Voyeurism,
  • Invasion of Privacy,
  • Upskirting and Downblousing
Disciplines
Publication Date
September, 2006
Citation Information
Valerie Bell, Craig Hemmens and Benjamin Steiner. "Up Skirts and Down Blouses: A Statutory Analysis of Legislative Responses to Video Voyeurism" Criminal Justice Studies Vol. 19 Iss. 3 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/craig_hemmens/17/