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|Sentencing image-based sexual abuse offences in Victoria (report)||928.7 KB|
|Sentencing image-based sexual abuse offences in Victoria (fact sheet)||161.41 KB|
The non-consensual creation and sharing of intimate and sexual images and recordings, and threats to create and share such images and recordings, are behaviours collectively known as image-based sexual abuse (IBSA). This report presents the first empirical analysis of how people are sentenced for those behaviours in Victoria.
To better understand the IBSA behaviours for which people are sentenced, this report examines research on the serious harms associated with IBSA. It also presents information on the rate of IBSA offences recorded by police, how many of those offences are ultimately sentenced (attrition), the demographics of offenders and victims, the relationships between them – especially whether the offending occurred in the context of family violence – and the types of offences typically co-sentenced alongside IBSA.