Image-based sexual abuse

Powell, A, Henry, N and Flynn, A 2018, 'Image-based sexual abuse' in Walter Dekeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology, Routledge, New York, United States, pp. 305-315.


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Title Image-based sexual abuse
Author(s) Powell, A
Henry, N
Flynn, A
Year 2018
Title of book Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication New York, United States
Editor(s) Walter Dekeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz
Start page 305
End page 315
Subjects Causes and Prevention of Crime
Criminological Theories
Summary In this chapter, we provide an overview of emerging research into the nature and harms of image-based sexual abuse, as well as a feminist criminological account of this new, yet somewhat familiar, harm. We begin by first problematizing the popular terminology of "revenge pornography," and provide a rationale for why "image-based sexual abuse" is a preferable term to describe these behaviors. We then consider the (limited) available empirical research to date, before presenting results from our own Australian national survey on image-based sexual abuse in order to examine the prevalence and nature of these harms. Finally, we explore a feminist criminological analysis of the gendered nature of image-based sexual abuse and conclude the chapter by suggesting some directions for future research in this field.
Copyright notice © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Walter S. DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz; individual chapters, the contributors
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