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Image-based sexual abuse: The extent, nature, and predictors of perpetration in a community sample of Australian residents

Powell, Anastasia; Henry, Nicola; Flynn, Asher and Scott, A.J.. 2019. Image-based sexual abuse: The extent, nature, and predictors of perpetration in a community sample of Australian residents. Computers in Human Behavior, 92, pp. 393-402. ISSN 0747-5632 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) involves three key behaviors: the non-consensual taking or creation of nude or sexual images; the non-consensual sharing or distribution of nude or sexual images; and threats made to distribute nude or sexual images. IBSA is becoming increasingly criminalized internationally, representing an important and rapidly developing cybercrime issue. This paper presents findings of the first national online survey of self-reported lifetime IBSA perpetration in Australia (n = 4,053), with a focus on the extent, nature, and predictors of perpetration. Overall, 11.1% (n = 411) of participants self-reported having engaged in some form of IBSA perpetration during their lifetime, with men significantly more likely to report IBSA perpetration than women. With regard to the nature of perpetration, participants reported targeting men and women at similar rates, and were more likely to report perpetrating against intimate partners or ex-partners, family members and friends than strangers or acquaintances. Logistic regression analyses identified that males, lesbian, gay or bisexual participants, participants with a self-report disability, participants who accepted sexual image-based abuse myths, participants who engaged in or experienced sexual self-image behaviors, and participants who had a nude or sexual image of themselves taken, distributed, or threatened to be distributed without their consent were more likely to have engaged in some form of IBSA perpetration during their lifetime.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.11.009

Additional Information:

The research upon which this article draws has been supported by funding from an Australian Criminology Research Council Grant (CRG 08/15-16) and an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant (DP170101433).

Keywords:

Image-Based Sexual Abuse, Cybercrime, Perpetration, Revenge Pornography, Victimization, Non-consensual Pornography

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit

Dates:

DateEvent
5 November 2018Accepted
12 November 2018Published Online
1 March 2019Published

Item ID:

25182

Date Deposited:

05 Dec 2018 15:46

Last Modified:

19 Mar 2019 11:50

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25182

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