Sexual Violence in a Digital Age

  • Anastasia Powell
  • Nicola Henry

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity book series (PSCYBER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
    Pages 1-20
  3. Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 23-47
    3. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 49-76
  4. Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 79-116
    3. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 117-152
    4. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 153-193
  5. Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 197-236
    3. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 237-269
    4. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 271-298
    5. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 299-310
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 311-317

About this book

Introduction

This book examines how digital communications technologies have transformed modern societies, with profound effects both for everyday life, and for everyday crimes. Sexual violence, which is recognized globally as a significant human rights problem, has likewise changed in the digital age. Through an investigation into our increasingly and ever-normalised digital lives, this study analyses the rise of technology-facilitated sexual assault, ‘revenge pornography’, online sexual harassment and gender-based hate speech. Drawing on ground-breaking research into the nature and extent of technology-facilitated forms of sexual violence and harassment, the authors explore the reach of these harms, the experiences of victims, the views of service providers and law enforcement bodies, as well as the implications for law, justice and resistance. Sexual Violence in a Digital Age is compelling reading for scholars, activists, and policymakers who seek to understand how technology is implicated in sexual violence, and what needs to be done to address sexual violence in a digital age.

Keywords

justice sex violence Digital Age Digital communication Crime Sexual Assault Revenge pornography Online Harassment Gender-based Hate Sexual Violence Human rights

Authors and affiliations

  • Anastasia Powell
    • 1
  • Nicola Henry
    • 2
  1. 1.Justice and Legal StudiesRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Global ResearchRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58047-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58046-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58047-4
  • About this book