Call for Papers - Online Sexual Abuse and Criminal Law

Online Sexual Abuse and Criminal Law:
Contemporary Efforts and Problems in Criminal Law Regarding Sexual Abuse in a Digital Context

June 25-26, 2020, Groningen, The Netherlands

The University of Groningen will host a conference on Online Sexual Abuse and Criminal Law on June 25 and 26, 2020, in Groningen, the Netherlands. The purpose of the conference is to bring together scholars in criminal law to discuss emerging legal trends and responses to online sexual abuse and sexual offences with a digital component. The conference welcomes papers on topics such as (but not limited to): grooming, child pornography, sexual corruption (including sexting), sexual exploitation, online rape, revenge pornography and covert filming. Additionally, the focus can be on interrelated issues, e.g. international obligations, minors as offenders, minors as victims and legal theoretical perspectives.
All accepted papers will have an opportunity for publication in a conference book.


If you are interested in presenting, please submit a bio (including previous publications) and an abstract (300 words) to The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, December 2, 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be delivered by early January 2020.

Professor K. (Kai) Lindenberg, professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Professor A. (Alisdair) Gillespie, professor of Criminal Law and Justice, Lancaster University Law School, England

The full Call for Papers can be downloaded at