Henry Responds To Dickson: ‘Revenge Porn’: A Victim Focused Response

  • Nicola Henry La Trobe University
Keywords: revenge porn, criminal legislation, reform


This comment responds to Alyse Dickson’s article in this volume titled ‘Revenge Porn: A Victim Focused Response’. It summarises the difficulty that Australian law has encountered in keeping up with evolving behaviours with emergent digital technologies and provides recommendations for achieving the ‘victim focused response’ that Dickson argues for in her article. The comment begins in Part I by highlighting the problems caused by the term ‘revenge pornography’. Part II explores possible directions for future research and stresses the need for an interdisciplinary approach for any strategy to be truly effective. The comment concludes by arguing that a formal legal response in the form of criminal legislation in all jurisdictions should be implemented.