RECOMMENDATION 56

Part: 
Three
Chapter: 
3

The Department of Justice or other appropriate Federal agency should initiate the creation of a data base which would serve as a resource network for Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies to send and obtain information regarding child pornography trafficking.

The United States Department of justice or other appropriate federal agency should create a data base as a source of central and accessible information regarding child pornography. This data base should be integrated into the data base recommended in the Law Enforcement Chapter of this report.[632]

The data base should include photographs obtained from searches, photographs of missing or abandoned children, the names of defendants and their contacts. It should also include records of the declination of prosecution of any case and the reasons therefor. The data base will allow federal, state and local law enforcement officials to draw on information gathered nationwide. The data base should allow an agency to submit as well as retrieve information.

Notes

  1. This database also should use the resources of the Child Pornography and Protection Unit (CPPU) established by the United States Customs Service. This CPPU data base has been designed to serve as a resource network for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to store and receive information.