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Beyond Criminalisation and Responsibilisation: Sexting, Gender and Young People

Show simple item record Salter, M., Crofts, T., & Lee, M. 2014-05-13T13:09:00Z 2014-05-13T13:09:00Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Salter, M., Crofts, T., & Lee, M. (2013). Beyond Criminalisation and Responsibilisation: Sexting, Gender and Young People. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 24(3). en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years, the prosecution of teenagers who use digital and online technology to produce and circulate erotic imagery (‘sexts’) under child pornography statutes has been the subject of sustained controversy. Debates over sexting have foregrounded the harms of criminalisation as well as the role of sexts in cyber-bullying and online child solicitation. While acknowledging the problematic dimensions of legal interventions in sexting, this article notes that patterns of relational coercion often begin in adolescence and that malicious sexting cases follow patterns similar to other forms of technologically facilitated gendered victimisation. The gendered dimensions of sexting are often overlooked in education campaigns that position girls and young women in ways that responsibilise them to reduce their own risk of victimisation. It is argued that efforts to prevent or intervene in the harms of sexting should consider the broader sociocultural role of digital and online technology in coercive control and dating abuse and also avoid a simplistic responsibilisation of potential victims. en_US
dc.publisher Current Issues in Criminal Justice en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Australia en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject sexting en_US
dc.subject images en_US
dc.subject child pornography en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject criminalization en_US
dc.title Beyond Criminalisation and Responsibilisation: Sexting, Gender and Young People en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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