Practitioner Resources2019-06-27T11:48:08+10:00

Practitioner Resources and Other Useful Links

On this page we have links to practitioner resources and other useful links around the intersection of technology and violence against women.

The results of WESNET’s 2018 study on frontline worker perceptions of technology facilitated abuse on survivors identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD).

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Recommended Reading

Here’s a selection of the Research and Papers relevant to the work we do.

  • Berg, C. & Breheny, S., 2014. A social problem, not a technological problem Institute of Public Affairs,, ed., Institute of Public Affairs.
  • Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, 2015. ReCharge: Women’s Technology Safety, Legal Resources, Research & Training: National Study Findings, Melbourne. Available here: http://www.dvrcv.org.au/knowledge-centre/our-research/current-research
  • Douglas, H., Dragiewicz, M. & Harris, B., 2019. Technology-facilitated Domestic and Family Violence: Women’s Experiences. The British Journal of Criminology, 59(3), pp.551–570
  • Dragiewicz, M. et al., 2018. Technology Facilitated Coercive Control: Domestic violence and the competing roles of digital media platforms. Feminist Media Studies, 18(4), pp.609–625.
  • Fraser, C. et al., 2010. The New Age of Stalking: Technological Implications for Stalking. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 61(4), pp.39–55.
  • Freed, D. et al., 2018. A Stalker’s Paradise. In the 2018 CHI Conference. New York, New York, USA: ACM Press, pp. 1–13.
  • Hand, T., Chung, D. & Peters, M., 2009. The Use of Information and Communication Technologies to Coerce and Control in Domestic Violence and Following Separation Australian Domestic Family Violence Clearinghouse, ed., Sydney: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse Stakeholder Paper.
  • Henry, N., Powell, A. & Powell, A., 2015. Beyond the “sext”: Technology-facilitated sexual violence and harassment against adult women. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(1), pp.104–118.
  • Lee, K., 2016. Technology Abuse: It’s Still About Power & Control. WMC Speech Project, pp.1–4. Available at: wmcspeechproject.com/2016/02/11/technology-abuse-its-still-about-power-control/.
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence, 2018. Tech Abuse: Information from the Field. Techsafety.org. Available at: https://www.techsafety.org/blog/2018/9/12/tech-abuse-information-from-the-field.
  • Powell, A. & Henry, N., 2014. The Dark Side of Virtual. In Preventing Sexual Violence: Towards a Digital Sexual Ethics. Basingstoke, UK.
  • Southworth, C. et al., 2007. Intimate Partner Violence, Technology, and Stalking. Violence Against Women 13(8), pp.842–856.
  • Southworth, C. et al., 2006. An High-Tech Twist On Abuse: Technology, Intimate Partner Stalking and Advocacy. Violence Against Women Online Resources, pp.1–16.
  • Woodlock, D., 2013. Technology-facilitated Stalking: Findings and Recommendations from the SmartSafe Project, Collingwood: Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria.
  • Woodlock, D. & Harris, B., 2018. Digital Coercive Control: Insights from Two Landmark Domestic Violence Studies. The British Journal of Criminology, 23, pp.77–48.