Digital coercive control: Insights from two landmark domestic violence studies

Digital coercive control: Insights from two landmark domestic violence studies Journal Article

The British Journal of Criminology

  • Author(s): Harris, Bridget A., Woodlock, Delanie
  • Published: 2018
  • ISBN: 0007-0955

Abstract: This paper examines the use of digital technologies by domestic violence perpetrators, which we believe constitutes ‘digital coercive control’. We draw on two Australian research projects and emerging research to provide definitional, conceptual and theoretical frames for harmful and invasive behaviours enacted through technology. Additionally, we highlight how such abuse intersects with other forms of violence but has unique and distinct features, including spacelessness. Spatiality is central in our examination, and we consider the spaceless yet geographically situated experiences of and risk faced by victim/survivors in regional, rural and remote locations. In the interests of empowering and protecting women, we also problematize victim-blaming and burdens of ‘safety work’ frequently imposed on women encountering digital coercive control.

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Harris, Bridget A., Woodlock, Delanie, 2018, Digital coercive control: Insights from two landmark domestic violence studies, Journal Article, viewed 10 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14296.

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