Victimization of Women in Cybercrime: An International Perspective

  • Vishakha Tyagi
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  • Vishakha Tyagi

    LL.M. Student at UILS, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India

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Cybercrimes against women are increasing and women have been severely victimized in cyberspace. Some criminals try to offend women by sending obscene e-mails, stalking women through chat rooms, websites, etc., developing pornographic videos that present women in compromise, mostly created without their consent, fraudulent e-mails, images that turn into pornographic content, etc. Sex offenders look for their victims on social networking sites as well as job or matrimonial sites where people post their personal information for a better future. Disclosure of personal information has made women increasingly victims of cybercrime. Although there are many cases of female victimization in western countries, female victimization has increased in eastern regions such as India, and these women have relatively less legal protection and are unique than their western counterparts (Halder and Jaishankar), 2008, 2009, 2011b). This article attempts to explore the various reasons why Indian women have been victimized and proposes a conceptual model of Indian women's cyber victimization. As victims of cybercrime, women experience a number of psychological effects that deeply affect their lives. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has reported an increase in cybercrimes against women in recent years. Cybercrime against women takes the form of online defamation, sexual harassment and abuse, email spoofing, etc. This research paper is an attempt to discuss a brief analysis of women's legal rights to protect themselves against cybercrime, its implementation and the challenges women face in achieving these rights.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 1888 - 1902


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