Clare is an expert on laws & policies relating to pornography, particularly its legal regulation. She actively engages in public discussion on these controversial topics, recently debating should porn be on the school curriculum and whether its ok to watch porn in public.
Clare’s research on extreme pornography (with Erika Rackley) justifies using the criminal law to prohibit extreme pornography on the basis of its cultural harm. Over the last few years, she has worked closely with MPs and MSPs, policy-makers, charities and campaign organisations to introduce new laws criminalising the possession of extreme pornography, particularly pornographic images of rape. She has participated in public and media debates, being quoted in The Guardian, the Observer, the Independent and on the BBC. Clare has discussed this research on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour and Law in Action.
On these webpages, you can find links to the academic reserach underpinning the changes in the law, details of the public campaigns, short blogs and press comments summarising this research and information on other lectures and presentations.