Sep 062016
 

Special Issue on Internet and Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents (to be published in the February 2018 issue)

Academic Editor: François Depelteau (Laurentian University)

Editor of Special Issue: Tatiana Savoia Landini (Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

The rise of the Internet in the 1990s and related information and communication technologies (ICTs) brought many important changes to modern society in terms of sociability, commerce, work, education, etc. With important positive changes came the fear that online environment could be used for criminal and/or violent purposes. Regarding children and adolescents, the two main crimes that are usually associated with the rise of Internet are child pornography and online luring/grooming.

The goal of this special issue of the Canadian Review of Sociology is to publish high quality texts analyzing sexual violence against children and adolescents committed through Internet (or related information and communication technologies), as well as social, moral and political aspects associated to these crimes. In this respect, we are looking for: 1) empirically based research on sexual violence against children and adolescents (resulting from online ethnographies, interviews, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data from police, etc.); 2) texts that discuss social, moral and political processes related to this topic; 3) debates and polemics on issues directly related to sexual violence against children and adolescents such as the age of consent, sexuality and autonomy, etc.

We will receive papers discussing many crimes classified under the umbrella category of sexual violence against children and adolescents committed through Internet (or information and communication technologies), especially but not limited to child pornography and online luring/grooming. We welcome papers discussing many phenomena related to this topic: pedophilia, legislation, undercover police investigations, sexualization of childhood, moral panic and sex panic, age of consent, etc.

Papers should be sent through the Canadian Review of Sociology website https://www.csa-scs.ca/canadian-review/. Deadline: September 1st, 2017

For more information, please contact Tatiana Savoia Landini (tatiana.landini@gmail.com)