EXTERNALLY-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
“Revenge pornography”: The implications for law reform
This project aims to be the first international, empirical and comparative study on image-based sexual abuse (also known as “revenge pornography”). It will investigate prevalence, nature and impacts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and examine different responses to these behaviours. Image-based Sexual Abuse is a serious criminal justice problem, yet to date few Australian jurisdictions have introduced legislation to address the issue. Applicable laws here and elsewhere are inconsistent and inadequate. Little is known about how widespread these behaviours are or the extent of resulting social, economic and psychological harms. The study aims to generate new knowledge, a theoretical framework and a much-needed evidence base to develop law reform and strategic interventions.
Assoc. Prof Nicola Henry
Australian Research Council
Project start & End Dates
July 2017 – July 2020