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Is the creation of a discrete offence of coercive control necessary to combat domestic violence?
(Queens University Belfast, School of Law, 2015)
Evidencing domestic violence, including behaviour that falls under the new offence of 'controlling or coercive behaviour'
IN 2015 an offence of 'controlling or coercive behaviour' was introduced under the Serious Crime Act, criminalising for the first time the non-physical abuse which so often occurs in the domestic context. This new offence ...