In conversation: sex, technology and criminal justice

Zara Bending, Shireen Daft, Noelle Martin

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For ‘Criminal Law’ to resemble anything akin to ‘Criminal Justice’, we require lawmakers to remain vigilant and engaged in real-world discourse about contemporary values and practices. In moving towards statutory relevance, we have seen young people increasingly come to the fore to discuss how notions of ‘consent’, ‘power’, and ‘harm’ play out IRL and online. Inspired by Noelle’s recent advocacy – which has since materialised into a resounding victory with the passing of the Crimes Amendment (Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2017 (NSW) – we decided to grab a coffee and chat about how NSW law has evolved with respect to sex offences, including how it measures up when it comes to troubling ‘trends’.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationThe Brief
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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