2015 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners
2015 Graduate winner: Leah Gravius (Law), “Evening the Score: An Argument for the Criminalization of Revenge Porn as a Sex Offense”
Abstract: Although many ambiguities surround revenge porn, the dissemination of intimate materials has significant psychological, emotional, social, and financial impacts on its victims that current laws do not sufficiently address. This paper features a review of current state and federal statutes that are pertinent to the development of appropriate and feasible penalties.
The judges chose this paper “because of its depth of research, its potential social impact, as well as its provision of a platform for legal advocacy for victims of revenge porn.” A copy of Leah’s winning paper, as well as those of previous years’ winners, is available here in the Anne Braden Institute (258 Ekstrom Library) as a resource for faculty and students to further their own scholarship on social justice topics.