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The Internet & Intimate Partner Violence: Technology Changes, Abuse Doesn’t

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Published Date
January, 2017
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In most cases of online harassment, the perpetrator is usually someone the victim knows and often in the context of intimate partner violence. The harassment is either a result or part of ongoing domestic or sexual violence. In many cases, the online harassment itself is a form of domestic or sexual violence, and the abuse is often a combination of online intimidation with offline abuse. This article explores ways in which abusers often use the internet and discusses implications for prosecutors.