The social scientific literature on the relationship between pornography, image-based sexual abuse, and violence against women has grown considerably over the past 10 years. This presentation chronicles major developments in the field and provides answers to these three questions: What do we know? How do we know it? What are the next steps?
Objectives or Takeaway Ideas:
1. Participants will become familiar with the current social scientific knowledge about the relationship between violence against women, pornography, and image-based sexual abuse.
2. Based on their own personal and work experiences, participants will identify new areas of research.
3. Participants will be learn about why pornography and image-based sexual abuse contribute to various types of violence against women.
Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University. He has published 25 books, 100 scientific journal articles and 83 scholarly book chapters on violence against women and other social problems. In 2008, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma gave him the Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award. He also jointly received the 2004 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division on Women and Crime and the 2007 inaugural UOIT Research Excellence Award. In 1995, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the ASC’s Division on Critical Criminology (DCC) and in 2008 the DCC gave him the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, he received the Critical Criminal Justice Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ (ACJS) Section on Critical Criminal Justice and in 2015, he received the Career Achievement Award from the ASC’s Division on Victimology. In 2017, he received the Impact Award from the ACJS’s section on Victimology and the Robert Jerrin Book Award from the ASC’s Division on Victimology.
This presentation was given at the 2019 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. endexploitationsummit.com/