IMAGE-BASED SEXUAL ABUSE
A STUDY ON THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENECES OF NON-CONSENSUAL NUDE OR SEXUAL IMAGERY
Authors: Nicola Henry, Clare McGlynn, Asher Flynn, Kelly Johnson, Anastasia Powell, Adrian J. Scott
This book investigates the causes and consequences of image-based sexual abuse. It focuses on a diversity of behaviours beyond that of “revenge porn”, such as the secret trading of nude or sexual images online; “upskirting”, “downblousing” and other “creepshots”; blackmail or “sextortion” scams; the use of artificial intelligence to construct “deepfake” pornographic videos; threats to distribute photographs and videos without consent; and the taking or sharing of sexual assault images. The book investigates the pervasiveness and experiences of these harms, as well as the different legal and non-legal measures that have been introduced to better respond to and prevent image-based sexual abuse.
The book draws on groundbreaking empirical research, including surveys in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom with over 6,000 respondents and over 100 victim-survivor and stakeholder interviews.