Jane Bailey co-edits the Emerald International Handbook of Technology-Facilitated Violence and Abuse

Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that the Emerald Publishing published The Emerald International Handbook of Technology-Facilitated Violence and Abuse, co-edited by CLTS Faculty Member Prof. Jane Bailey.

Digital technologies have led to many important social and cultural changes worldwide, but they are also implicated in the facilitation of violence and abuse. Technology-Facilitated violence and abuse (TFVA) includes a spectrum of behaviors carried out through a diverse range of digital technologies. While cybercriminality is often described as one of the greatest threats to nation-states and global security, the wide range of interpersonal crimes comprising TFVA - including, but not limited to, image-based sexual abuse, hate speech, online sexual harassment, and cyberstalking - has received little attention.

This handbook features theoretical, empirical, policy and legal analysis of TFVA from over 40 multidisciplinary scholars, practitioners, advocates, survivors and technologists from 17 countries. Addressing a spectrum of abuse perpetrated online, offline and through new technologies, the book sets TFVA in the context of intersecting underlying systemic drivers - including misogyny, racism, classism, colonialism, ableism, ageism, transphobia and homophobia - and discusses ways forward in effectively responding to TFVA. Adopting a holistic approach, it explores a host of issues relating to TFVA, including the nature and experience of harmful and criminal conduct; organisational responses; regulatory, legal and ethical concerns; corporate and social responsibility; justice for victims; bystander intervention; and cultural and social attitudes.


In addition to Jane Bailey, the handbook includes contributions from Suzie Dunn, a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa.


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The table of content is available here.


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