Durham University Seeking Police Interview Participants for Intimate Image-Based Abuse Research

Researchers at Durham University are seeking input from any police officers or staff who have experience of responding to incidents or crimes involving the taking or sharing of intimate images without consent (or threats to do so). Examples of such incidents often referred to in the media include ‘revenge porn’ or ‘upskirting’, however image-based abuse can take place in a variety of contexts, including in domestically abusive relationships or as part of online harassment and abuse.

What is the purpose of the research?
Participation would involve a one-off interview which can be conducted in person or over the phone, where interviewees will be asked about their experiences of policing image-based abuse – e.g. discussing the current legislation or their engagement with victims, suspects, or so-called ‘revenge-porn’ websites. Participant identities will be anonymous: de-identified pseudonyms will be used for all participants and we will remove any statements that might potentially identify you.

What does participation involve?
Participation would involve a one-off interview which can be conducted in person or over the phone, where interviewees will be asked about their experiences of policing image-based abuse – e.g. discussing the current legislation or their engagement with victims, suspects, or so-called ‘revenge-porn’ websites.

Contact
We would very much appreciate your expert input into this research. If you have any questions or if you are interested in participating please contact Dr Kelly Johnson.

Email: k.m.johnson@durham.ac.uk
Twitter: @Kelly_MJohnson

More information about this research can also be found on the project website: www.imagebasedabuse.com

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