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Narrative construction of sexual violence and rape online


Nagy, V, Narrative construction of sexual violence and rape online, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 6, (2) pp. 95‐108. ISSN 2202-8005 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5204/ijcjsd.v6i2.270


The increased active participation of individuals in the creation of sexual violence narratives online, as opposed to the previously passive consumption of news stories offline, could prove problematic in ensuring justice is served. Social media allows for circumvention of the criminal justice system in response to its perceived inadequacies. With the 24-hour news cycle, the ease with which media consumers can interact with the story as it breaks online, and the manner in which social media has been used by laypersons and secondary bystanders to target victims or perpetrators before a case ever makes it to court, raises questions about how narrative construction online possibly influences people’s beliefs and understandings about sexual violence and the effect this may have for the justice system.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:digital, sexual violence, Internet
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:Nagy, V (Dr Vicky Nagy)
ID Code:133787
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2019-07-10
Last Modified:2019-08-06
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