Pornography and the United States Army: Ethical Considerations and Policy Implications
ARMY STUDENT DETACHMENT FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON IN
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This thesis shows how pornography is antithetical to current Army goals, values, and policies. It draws heavily upon Army documents, regulations, and policy statements, social science research, and ethical and theological perspectives. CH 1 deals with introductory material, definitions of pornography and obscenity, and the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on obscenity. CH 2 discusses the harmful effects caused by pornography, based primarily upon social science research. CH 3 explains why the Army should change its benign stance on pornography, based on the Army themes of the Marsh years, and Army policies on sexual harassment and drug use. CH 4 explores ethical issues, particularly Christian and Jewish ethics as they relate to pornography. CH 5 draws several conclusions from the previous discussion, primarily that the Army should discourage the use of pornography and eliminate the sale of pornography from its exchange facilities.
- Sociology and Law