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

McGlynn, Clare and Rackley, Erika and Johnson, Kelly and Henry, Nicola and Flynn , Asher and Powell, Anastasia and Gavey, Nicola and Scott, Adrian (2019) 'Shattering lives and myths : a report on image-based sexual abuse.', Project Report. Durham University; University of Kent.


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.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information:The UK report from an Australian Research Council funded project examining Image-Based Sexual Abuse across Australia, New Zealand and the UK, led by Nicola Henry with Asher Flynn, Nicola Gavey, Kelly Johnson, Clare McGlynn, Anastasia Powell, Erika Rackley and Adrian Scott. Professor Clare McGlynn, Durham University Professor Erika Rackley, University of Kent Assistant Professor Kelly Johnson, Durham University.
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Date deposited:17 July 2019
Date of first online publication:01 July 2019
Date first made open access:01 October 2019

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