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Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

Sexual Violence in a Digital Age

Authors: Powell, Anastasia, Henry, Nicola

  • Analyses the extent of the rise in technology facilitated sexual violence
  • Draws on a breadth of original research into the real-life experiences of victims
  • Explores what must be done to combat the use of technology in gender-based hate crime
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58047-4
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Anastasia Powell is Senior Lecturer in Justice and Legal Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. 

Nicola Henry is Senior Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies in the Department of Social Inquiry at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. 

Reviews

“This book provides a wide-ranging and insightful account of technology's role in both facilitating and resisting sexual violence. Drawing on philosophy, social science, and legal theory, the authors paint a nuanced portrait of violence against women in the digital age. The book is somber in its descriptions but hopeful in its prescriptions, outlining specific strategies for reform along with hard truths about the devastating impact of technology-facilitated sexual violence. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars, activists, students, and anyone committed to the project of gender equality.” (Dr. Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Powell, Anastasia (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Sexual Violence: A Feminist Criminological Analysis

    Powell, Anastasia (et al.)

    Pages 23-47

  • Conceptualising Technosocial Sexual Harms

    Powell, Anastasia (et al.)

    Pages 49-76

  • Rape Culture Unveiled

    Powell, Anastasia (et al.)

    Pages 79-116

  • Beyond ‘Revenge Pornography’

    Powell, Anastasia (et al.)

    Pages 117-152

Buy this book

eBook £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58047-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £63.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58046-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexual Violence in a Digital Age
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58047-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58047-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58046-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 317
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