Coercive Control

Marilyn McMahon4, Paul McGorrery4 4Deakin University Recent reforms to domestic violence laws in England, Wales and Scotland have criminalised non-physical forms of abuse (such as psychological and financial abuse). These laws have been justified, at least in part, by reference...
  • September 26, 2018
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Les Humphreys1 1Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom Understanding the victim-offender dynamic in domestic abuse (DA) has important implications for policing and intervention.  Questions in this field abound.  Broadly this presentation will outline findings from an investigation into the frequency and...
  • September 26, 2018
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Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon3, Professor Sandra Walklate2 2University of Liverpool, 3Monash University This presentation examines the efficacy of coercive control as a conceptual device for improving access to law and justice outcomes for women as victim/survivors of intimate partner violence. Elsewhere...
  • September 26, 2018
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Dr Charlotte Barlow1, Dr Kelly Johnson1, Professor Sandra Walklate2 1Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom, 2University of Liverpool Coercive and controlling behaviours were criminalised in England and Wales as part of Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015. There has...
  • September 26, 2018
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