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Cyber Exploitation and Perpetration of Digital Abuse  

Author:  Christine Gagnier.

Source: Volume 11, Number 02, Fall 2018 , pp.67-74(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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This article discusses the phenomenon of cyber abuse, which has become, unfortunately, an increasingly common method used by modern day stalkers to subjugate and terrify their victims, who often are current or past intimate partners. Digital abuse takes on a variety of forms, including online harassment, cyberstalking, identity theft, unlawful surveillance, and other types of invasion. In this article, author Christina Gagnier discusses a range of legal remedies that have been put adopted by various jurisdictions—most notably, the state of California, which has taken on a leadership role in devising responses aimed to combat this devasting manifestation of intimate partner violence.

Keywords: Digital abuse; California Penal Code §647(j)(4); nonconsensual pornography

Affiliations:  1: University of California at Irvine School of Law.

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