Obscenity and Sexual Assault Introduction It has been said that obscenity, with respect to how the law defines the term, and sexual assault are linked in the same manner as smoking is linked to cancer and heart disease. The rationale for this statement is that there is precedence in the history of the law that assumes that people who are exposed to obscene acts are more likely to become numb to their depravity, and therefore will be more capable of conducting themselves with depravity (cf. R. v. Hicklin, Boyd 2). As a result, laws have been created to constrain what is seen as obscene. In the Canadian context of the present day, this means anything that includes "the undue exploitation of sex, or the combination of sex and at least one of...The end:
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