Information about Coercive Control

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Information about Coercive Control
« on: August 19, 2021, 11:11:24 PM »
The term "coercive control" is relatively new but such am important shift in our justice/police understanding of  more nuanced forms of relational trauma.  This is a huge step forward in identifying abusers and holding them accountable.   

Coercive Control Brief produced by the Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society, Canada

What is Coercive Control?

Coercive control is a pattern of violent behaviour that seeks to take away a person’s freedom and to strip away their sense of self. The person using violence creates a world in which the person experiencing coercive control is constantly monitored and criticized; their every move is checked against an unpredictable, ever-changing, unknowable rule book.
 
The following types of behaviour are common examples of coercive control:
 
•  Isolating the individual from their friends or family
•  Depriving of them of their basic needs
•  Monitoring a person via online communication tools or using spyware
•  Controlling how much money they have and how they spend it
•  Monitoring their everyday activities and movements
•  Repeatedly putting them down, humiliating them, calling them names, or telling them that they are worthless
•  Threatening to harm or kill them or their children or their pets
•  Threatening to publish information about them or to report them to the police or the authorities
•  Damaging their property or household goods
•  Forcing them to take part in criminal activity or child abuse

This list is not exhaustive. Physical violence may be used alongside these other tactics of isolation, mind-games and the micro-regulation of everyday life or it may never be present other than as a threat or perceived. 


Coercive Control UK

So What Exactly is Coercive Control? by Laura Richards

Coercive Control, Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, New York State, USA

Coercove Control Checklist: 14 Signs Your Partner is Trying to Control You, by Rhalou Allerhand
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