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A panel links porn to violence

The search for possible links between pornography and violence required long hours for the eleven members of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography. They listened to social scientists, legal experts and victims of sex crimes; they pored over studies and reports. But their most vivid research occurred on a visit last fall to three Houston adult bookstores, where they watched a vice squad in action and bought a booklet called Young Girls in Bondage.

Last week the commission made its conclusions public: a "causal relationship" does indeed exist between sexually violent or degrading pornography and violence toward women. In a draft...

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