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Image-based sexual abuse: Victims and perpetrators

Australian Institute of Criminology

Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) refers to the non-consensual creation, distribution or threatened distribution of nude or sexual images. This research examines the prevalence, nature and impacts of IBSA victimisation and perpetration in Australia. This form of abuse was found to be relatively common among respondents surveyed and to disproportionately affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, homosexual and bisexual people and young people. The nature of victimisation and perpetration was found to differ by gender, with males more likely to perpetrate IBSA, and females more likely to be victimised by a partner or ex-partner.

ISBN: 978 1 922009 97 5

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Henry N, Flynn A & Powell A 2019. Image-based sexual abuse: Victims and perpetrators. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 572. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi572