This article will critically examine how the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 is currently being used to tackle online abuse. The use of the internet to abuse another is on the increase, with the police receiving increasing reports concerning abuse conducted online. This article will examine the failures by the criminal justice system to adequately apply the Protection from Harassment Act in a technology-based world. It will be put forward that changes are needed within the criminal justice system in order to better protect victims of cyber harassment and cyberstalking.
|Journal||The Journal of Criminal Law|
|Early online date||6 Feb 2019|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 6 Feb 2019|
- Protection from Harassment Act
- Social Media
- Online Abuse
- Criminal Law
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Legality, Social Media and the Criminal LawAuthor: BLISS, L., 15 Apr 2020
Supervisor: RIZZUTO, F. (Director of Studies) & PENDLEBURY, A. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisFile