Image-based sexual abuse: Victims and perpetrators

Nicola Henry, Asher Flynn, Anastasia Powell

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Abstract

Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) refers to the non-consensual creation, distribution or threatened distribution of nude or sexual images. This research examines the prevalence, nature and impacts of IBSA victimisation and perpetration in Australia. This form of abuse was found to be relatively common among respondents surveyed and to disproportionately affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, homosexual and bisexual people and young people. The nature of victimisation and perpetration was found to differ by gender, with males more likely to perpetrate IBSA, and females more likely to be victimised by a partner or ex-partner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalTrends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
VolumeMarch 2019
Issue number572
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • image-based abuse
  • image-based sexual abuse
  • revenge pornography
  • victims

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