Seeing what is 'invisible in plain sight': policing coercive control

Wiener, Cassandra (2017) Seeing what is 'invisible in plain sight': policing coercive control. Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice. ISSN 0265-5527

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Abstract

Coercive control has emerged as a key focus for researchers and activists working in the field of intimate partner abuse. In England and Wales, the issue has taken on a new urgency. On 29 December 2015, s. 76, Serious Crime Act made ‘coercive or controlling behaviour’ a criminal offence. Implementation of the new offence has been slow. The analysis of data generated by empirical work with police and survivors suggests that police need to understand a working model of coercive control in order to adopt what could be a transformative approach to policing intimate partner abuse.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Research Centres and Groups: Crime Research Centre
Subjects: K Law > KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > KD0051 England and Wales
Depositing User: Cassandra Anna Mary Wiener
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 09:07
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 09:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71114

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