Responding to Stalking, ‘Revenge Porn’ and Other Technology-Facilitated Crimes - Greenville, NC - April 30

According to a 2014 National Network to End Domestic Violence survey, nearly 90% of DV organizations reported that survivors came to them for help after abusers intimidated and made threats via cell phone, text messages, and email, and 75% of organizations noted that abusers accessed victim’s accounts (email, social media, etc.) without the victim’s consent and, often times, without their knowledge. One in ten ex-partners have threatened to distribute explicit images of their ex according to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. North Carolina responded to this type of abuse by criminalizing “revenge porn” as of December 1, 2015. Given the prevalence of technology abuse and North Carolina’s new law to respond, it is imperative that advocates, law enforcement, and allied professionals understand how abusers misuse technology to stalk and terrorize victims in order to effectively safety plan with victims and investigate and prosecute technology-facilitated crimes. This day-long session will strive to teach attendees the prevalence of stalking, some of the most common methods of technology-facilitated stalking used by abusers, explain the new “revenge porn” law, highlight investigatory tools for law enforcement, and teach technology-aware safety planning tips. This training is intended for advocates, law enforcement who take initial reports of and conduct follow up investigations of intimate partner violence and stalking (patrol officers, investigators, SROs, etc.), and campus representatives and other allied professionals who work with survivors of intimate partner violence and stalking.

Training Objectives:

  • Increase awareness about prevalence, dynamics, and effects of stalking
  • Learn about ways abusers misuse technology to stalk and terrorize survivors
  • Increase knowledge and gain investigatory tools for law enforcement response for combatting “revenge porn” and other technology-facilitated stalking crimes
  • Increase knowledge and gain tools for safety planning with stalking survivors

Event Properties

Event Date 04-30-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 04-30-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-25-2019
Capacity 30
Cut off date 04-27-2019
Individual Price Members: FREE <br />
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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