A comprehensive account of the myriad ways that sex and crime interact in contemporary social life, sensitively confronting topics such as nationhood, abortion, child sexual exploitation, war, disability, pornography, and digital cultures. To explain how sex and crime is composed by, and composes, our understanding of these issues, this book: • Draws on the authors’ research expertise, insightful case studies, and leading scholarship from across the globe. • Develops students’ capacity to engage thoughtfully with diverse problems and to think critically, this is achieved with the help of creative learning exercises, empathetic questioning, and relevant illustrative examples. • Encourages readers to be reflexive, open-spirited, and curious about how issues of sex and crime touch their lives and those of people around them.
The digital realm is vast. In this chapter, we are going to focus on the specific implications of the relationship between sex and digital culture to further our understanding of deviance and crime. In order to do this, we need to unpack some of what we think we know about digital cultures and pay attention to the distinctly political ways in which the digital realm operates when it comes to sexuality. In this chapter, we will first examine how the Internet and online domain have affected dating and relationship behaviours, including sexting, cybersex and ‘revenge porn’. The discussion will lead us into our second case study – the phenomenon of romance fraud and fraud in online romances. We will finish ...