Revenge Pornography: The implications for law reform

  • Henry, Nicola (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Flynn, Asher (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Powell, Anastasia (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McGlynn, Clare (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Rackley, Erika (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Gavey, Nicola (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to be the first international, empirical and comparative study on revenge pornography. It will investigate prevalence, nature and impacts in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and examine different responses to these behaviours. Revenge pornography is a serious criminal justice problem, yet only one Australian jurisdiction has 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.
Effective start/end date24/08/1730/06/20