There is a clear need for youth-centred policy at the federal and provincial levels that specifically addresses dating violence.
One in three Canadian youth experience dating violence. Early intervention is critical to preventing the negative effects, but adolescents report significant barriers to finding support.
The question for the Victorian Law Reform Commission is whether such a move would curb the behaviour of the alleged offender rather than forcing victims to curb theirs.
Intimate partner abuse isn’t about just physical violence. It’s about domination and control.
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The law continues to treat intimate partner violence like a bar fight – considering only what happened in a given violent incident. But domestic violence isn’t about just physical violence.
Social media makes dating-related harassment and stalking that much easier.
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Many also openly admit to spying on or stalking their partners, suggesting that they may not know that there’s anything wrong with the behaviors.
There is no specific crime of catfishing in Australia. So we have to make better use of existing laws to address this devastating behaviour.
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From Fukushima to a stalkers visual diary, art can be confrontational whether it’s far away or uncomfortably close
Even if all the necessary precautions are taken, reminders of your ex can still crop up and catch your eye.
Facebook’s algorithms are designed to encourage reminiscence and reconnection. But in the wake of a breakup, we don’t always want those things.
Most dollars spent on fighting domestic violence go to the criminal justice system.
As lawmakers debate the future of the primary federal program aimed at ending domestic violence, one scholar says the criminal system supported by the legislation isn’t the way to stop that violence.
Smart home technology, such as cameras, could be used as part of domestic violence.
Can we use smart home data to better identify and report abusers, while protecting victims of domestic and family violence?
New technologies make it easier than ever for peeping Toms – and the law isn’t much help to stop them.
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A surprise intrusion by a drone on a Darwin woman skinny-dipping in her secluded backyard pool highlights the many weaknesses of current privacy and stalking laws.
The law enforcement response to online harassment needs to be modernised to meet the changing technological environment.
Is revenge porn just one example of technology intersecting with sexual and domestic violence? What legal efforts have been made to combat it?
Online abuse can follow victims around.
There is a vocal minority on social media that use the platforms to attack others, often with impunity. These cyber bullies or online trolls, use words and in some cases other means to cause harm – for…
Stalking is an increasing crime trend in the wider community, which is exacerbated by the availability and use of social media.
What do Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Hugh Jackman, Madonna and John Lennon have in common? They have each, at one time or another, been victims of stalking. Local radio host Sophie…