Technological developments move at lightening pace and can bring with them new possibilities for social harm. This book brings together original empirical and theoretical work examining how digital technologies both create and sustain various forms of gendered violence and provide platforms for resistance and criminal justice intervention.

This edited collection is organised around two key themes of facilitation and resistance, with an emphasis through the whole collection on the development of a gendered interrogation of contemporary practices of technologically-enabled or enhanced practices of violence.

Addressing a broad range of criminological issues such as intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, online sexual harassment, gendered political violence, online culture, cyberbullying, and human trafficking, and including a critical examination of the broader issue of feminist ‘digilantism’ and resistance to online sexual harassment, this book examines the ways in which new and emerging technologies facilitate new platforms for gendered violence as well as offering both formal and informal opportunities to prevent and/or respond to gendered violence.

chapter |13 pages


ByLaura Vitis, Marie Segrave

chapter 1|14 pages

New forms of gendered surveillance? Intersections of technology and family violence

ByJaneMaree Maher, Jude McCulloch, Kate Fitz-Gibbon

chapter 3|17 pages

Feminist flight and fight responses to gendered cyberhate

ByEmma A. Jane

chapter 4|17 pages

Internet intermediaries and online gender-based violence

ByElena Pavan

chapter 5|21 pages

Anti-rape narratives and masculinity in online space

A case study of two young men’s responses to the Steubenville rape case
ByFairleigh Gilmour, Laura Vitis

chapter |7 pages


ByMarie Segrave, Laura Vitis