The role of technology in stalking and coercive control amongst young people

BANKS, James and ANDERSSON, Catrin (2023). The role of technology in stalking and coercive control amongst young people. In: MELLINS, Maria, WHEATLEY, Rachael and FLOWERS, Caroline, (eds.) Young People, Stalking Awareness and Domestic Abuse. Palgrave.

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This chapter introduces readers to the role of technology in facilitating and enhancing stalking and coercive and controlling practices. By way of introduction, the chapter details how a growing range of internet enabled digital devices have facilitated greater interconnectivity that transcends physical boundaries. Discussion develops to explore the ways in which young people engage with information and communication technologies and how this enhances the capabilities of individuals to engage in, and be a victim of, stalking and coercive and controlling behaviours. Drawing on studies centred on survivor and practitioner testimony, the chapter illustrates how the unique characteristics of information communication can be weaponised. Discussion develops to critically consider the implications of technology facilitated stalking and coercive and controlling behaviour for policy and practice. Legal, technological and educational responses to prevent and mitigate harm are given consideration, as is the role of state agencies, private organisations and citizenry.

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Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2023 11:25
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