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Afzali M, Azari H, Farajihay M. Analysis of Effects, Needs and Rights of Cyberspace Sexual Abuse Victims. AIJH 2020; 27 (2) :111-139
URL: http://aijh.modares.ac.ir/article-31-38183-en.html
1- Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , H.azari@modares.ac.ir
3- Department of Law, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (2339 Views)
Sexual harassment of women has irreparable effects and consequences. Unfortunately, little research has been conducted on the consequences of sexual harassment in cyberspace, which has similar or often different types of sexual offences occurring in the real world. Therefore, the present study aims to investigate the outcome of women's sexual annoyance, the needs of these victims in cyberspace.  This is a qualitative research based on a descriptive-analytic method. The data gathering tools include: 1. Documents (criminal court and police cases) and 2. Semi-structured interviews. It also uses snowball sampling which is a statistical population of women and girls who were sexually abused or exploited in cyberspace. In this study, a total of 30 alleged victims were selected through interviews. The findings indicate that the victims of sexual harassment in cyberspace such as the victims of real space suffered both physical and financial losses as well as psychological effects (stress, anxiety, suicide, fluency...) due to conditions and features of the environment and offenders. In accordance with the severity of crimes, the victims are in needs of a series of medical, psychological and material cure as well as legal counseling such as information and details on such crimes. Finally, this research proposes the participation of a majority of social, legal and civil institutions in order to compensate for victims’ ordeal, their needs and rights. 
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Article Type: مقالات علمی پژوهشی | Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2019/11/18 | Accepted: 2020/02/15 | Published: 2020/08/22

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