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Cyberflashing

Recognising Harms, Reforming Laws

By Clare McGlynn and Kelly Johnson

Published

1 Mar 2021

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529217629

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

1 Mar 2021

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1529217636

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Cyberflashing

    Cyberflashing has been on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, despite its prevalence and significant harms, cyberflashing is not a criminal offence in England and Wales.

    This crucial book provides new in-depth analysis, understanding and insight into the nature and harms of cyberflashing. The authors consider recently adopted laws in the US, Singapore and Scotland, and set out proposals to criminalise cyberflashing as a sexual offence in English law.

    This unique and timely study presents the first comprehensive examination of cyberflashing and the need to reform the criminal law.

    Clare McGlynn QC (Hon) is Professor of Law at Durham University with over twenty years’ experience influencing criminal law reform relating to sexual violence, image-based sexual abuse and pornography.

    Kelly Johnson is Assistant Professor in Criminology at Durham University. Her research expertise includes domestic and sexual violence including cyberflashing, image-based sexual abuse and police responses to domestic abuse.

    Introduction

    Part 1: Understanding Cyberflashing

    Understanding Cyberflashing: A Continuum of Practices

    The Harms and Impacts of Cyberflashing: Violation, Fear and Sexual Intrusion

    Part 2: Reform of the Criminal Law

    English Law on Cyberflashing: How the Current Criminal Law Is Failing Victims

    Cyberflashing Laws in Other Countries: Learning the Lessons

    Reforming the Criminal Law: A Law to Specifically Target Cyberflashing

    Criminalising Sexual Harassment