Technology-facilitated Abuse: Extent, nature and responses in the Australian community
In light of these current knowledge gaps, this research project aims to:
- establish reliable national prevalence rates for the adult victimisation and perpetration of key forms of technology-facilitated abuse, including online sexual harassment, stalking, partner violence and image-based sexual abuse
- understand the lived experiences and help-seeking patterns of women victim-survivors of technology-facilitated abuse, and identify any currently available (or needed) help-seeking remedies
- understand the nature and characteristics of perpetration of technology-facilitated abuse
- provide an evidence base that could inform practice innovation and further development of prevention and responses to technology-facilitated abuse.
The research will also identify how can we more effectively disrupt, prevent and respond to technology-facilitated abuse.
This project adopts a mixed-method research design, comprising a sector survey, formative qualitative research interviews and a national survey of technology-facilitated victimisation and perpetration.
Dr Asher Flynn, Associate Professor, Criminology, Monash University
Dr Anastasia Powell, Associate Professor, Criminology, RMIT University
The project will include an Advisory Group comprising Our Watch, Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Rainbow Health, Transgender Victoria, Women’s Disability Victoria, Sexual Assault Support Service and the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner, alongside representatives from the technology, legal and policing sectors across Australia.
$294,031 (excluding GST)