The Protection from Harassment Act 1997: Failures by the Criminal Justice System in a Social Media Age

Laura Bliss

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-228
JournalThe Journal of Criminal Law
Volume83
Issue number3
Early online date6 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Protection from Harassment Act
  • Social Media
  • Online Abuse
  • Criminal Law

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  • Student Theses

    Legality, Social Media and the Criminal Law

    Author: BLISS, L., 15 Apr 2020

    Supervisor: RIZZUTO, F. (Director of Studies) & PENDLEBURY, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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