Shattering lives and myths : a report on image-based sexual abuse

McGlynn, Clare; Rackley, Erika; Johnson, Kelly; Henry, Nicola; Flynn, Asher; Powell, Anastasia; Gavey, Nicola and Scott, Adrian J.. 2019. Shattering lives and myths : a report on image-based sexual abuse. Project Report. Durham University; University of Kent; RMIT University; Monash University; University of Auckland; Goldsmiths, University of London. [Report]

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Image-based sexual abuse is a pervasive and pernicious form of sexual abuse. We use the term ‘image-based sexual abuse’ to refer to a broad range of abusive behaviours including the taking and/or distribution of nude or sexual images without consent, including threats to do so, which includes so-called ‘revenge porn’, ‘upskirting’, fakeporn, sexual extortion and videos of sexual assaults and rapes. This report draws on interviews with 25 victim-survivors of image-based sexual abuse and over 25 stakeholders, including police, policy-makers, lawyers and survivor organisations conducted over a six-month period in 2018.

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Report (Project Report)

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The UK report from an Australian Research Council funded project (DP170101433) Revenge Pornography: The Prevalence and Nature of Non-Consensual Imagery and the Implications for Law Reform.


image-based abuse, image-based sexual abuse, revenge pornography

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Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit


1 July 2019

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22 Jan 2020 09:37

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12 May 2022 15:54


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