Cyber Crimes against Women

  • Hemangini Shekhawat
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  • Hemangini Shekhawat

    LL.M. student at Amity Law School, Amity University, Rajasthan, India

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Crime is not an act against humankind but against the very nature of the universe. Cyber Crime is a new, apparently prominent offence against the law done by (a) a Computer as a Target, & (b) Computer as a Weapon. The Research Paper plans to study the computer as a weapon used for crimes against women like Revenge Pornography, Slut Shaming, etc. Cyber Crime against women is initiated due to the failure to control own biological lust. They are initiated by transgression in the biology of humans, along with lust steered up by the web. Electronic computers in cyberspace are the foundation for stimulating crime. Been committed against both sexes, but mainly target is Women and Girls, targeting them as objects of sexuality. The paper revolves around the question of reasons for cybercrime pertaining to complexity& negligence alongside the landmark case of Ritu Kohli along with statistics from the Association for Progressive Communication Reports, 2014. The author also discusses the legislative enactments in regard to the Indecent Representation of Women Prohibition Act, 1986, Indian Penal Code, 1860. Information Technology Act, 2000 along with disadvantages under the same act. The author also discusses the rationales as to why cybercrime goes unpunished &comparative study of different countries like India, Canada, the United States, Estonia, Spain, Mexico, and Australia. Revenge Porn has been criminalized in Alaska, California, Idaho, and New Jersey. Then the paper materializes the demographic variables of Cyber Sex leading to the conclusion and prevention of same with the support of APC Reports and legal awareness to Women by teaching acceptable use of the internet w/o shutting down communication channels along with schemes rolled up by the Ministry of Home Affairs like Cyber Dost and Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children scheme.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1673 - 1683


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