The role of emerging communication technologies in experiences of sexual violence

A new legal frontier?
Research Report No. 23 – February 2013

Appendix E: Invitation to participate in a roundtable session

A new legal frontier? The role of social networking services and mobile phone technology in sexual violence

The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA), as part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, is currently conducting research on the use of information and communication technologies in the facilitation of sexual assault. Through this research we are hoping to gain a better idea about how sexual violence is perpetrated using these technologies, and how to prevent these crimes in the future. We are also interested in how the legal system can better address these situations.

We are interested in hearing views from people involved in researching and responding to issues relating to sexual violence and the use of technology.

To help us do this, we are holding a roundtable session:

2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Australian Institute of Family Studies
Level 20, 485 Latrobe Street, Melbourne

Please RSVP if you would like to attend this session.

This session may be of particular interest to:

  • Researchers
  • Sexual assault crisis/support service providers
  • Educators
  • Policy/program managers
  • Legal or other practitioners

We're inviting you to share your knowledge and experience to help us enhance the understanding of legal and other professionals and improve the response of the legal system to technology-facilitated sexual violence. Your insights will contribute to how the community understands these crimes, how the criminal justice system responds to these crimes and future prevention strategies.

If you would like to attend, or you require more information, please contact the Australian Institute of Family Studies on 03 9214 7888/Toll Free 1800 352 275 or via email at AIFS ACSSA.