The Emerald International Handbook on Technology-Facilitated Violence and Abuse

Jane Bailey (Editor), Asher Flynn (Editor), Nicola Henry (Editor)

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While digital technologies have led to many important social and cultural advances worldwide, they also facilitate the perpetration of violence, abuse and harassment, known as technology-facilitated violence and abuse (TFVA). TFVA includes a spectrum of behaviors perpetrated online, offline, and through a range of technologies, including artificial intelligence, live- streaming, GPS tracking, and social media. This chapter provides an over- view of TFVA, including a brief snapshot of existing quantitative and qualitative research relating to various forms of TFVA. It then discusses the aims and contributions of this book as a whole, before outlining five over- arching themes arising from the contributions. The chapter concludes by mapping out the structure of the book.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBingley UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages797
ISBN (Electronic)9781839828485
ISBN (Print)9781839828492
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Publication series

NameEmerald Studies In Digital Crime, Technology and Social Harms
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited


  • technology-facilitated abuse
  • intersectionality
  • technology-facilitated sexual violence

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