The Abuse of Technology in Domestic Violence and Stalking

  title={The Abuse of Technology in Domestic Violence and Stalking},
  author={Delanie Woodlock},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={584 - 602}
  • D. Woodlock
  • Published 1 April 2017
  • Law
  • Violence Against Women
We focus on an emerging trend in the context of domestic violence—the use of technology to facilitate stalking and other forms of abuse. Surveys with 152 domestic violence advocates and 46 victims show that technology—including phones, tablets, computers, and social networking websites—is commonly used in intimate partner stalking. Technology was used to create a sense of the perpetrator’s omnipresence, and to isolate, punish, and humiliate domestic violence victims. Perpetrators also… 

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