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Technology-facilitated domestic and family violence: Women's experiences

H Douglas, BA Harris, M Dragiewicz

The British Journal of Criminology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2019

Abstract

The use of technology, including smartphones, cameras, Internet-connected devices, computers and platforms such as Facebook, is now an essential part of everyday life. Such technology is used to maintain social networks and carry out daily tasks. However, this technology can also be employed to facilitate domestic and family violence. Drawing on interviews undertaken with 55 domestic and family violence survivors in Brisbane, Australia, this article outlines survivors' experiences of technology-facilitated domestic and family violence. The frequency and nature of abusive behaviours described by the women suggest this is a key form of abuse deserving more signifcant attention.

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