Lancaster University, in partnership with Merseyside Police and Women’s Aid, have developed a learning tool to help equip police officers with the skills to provide an improved service for victims of the complex new coercive control law. The tool could be used as a face-to-face training aid or adapted as an online resource. It is … Read moreLancaster University develops new learning tool to help ‘make sense’ of coercive control law
Summary This project aimed to analyse police responses to domestic abuse cases since the introduction of the coercive control offence. This research provides a much-needed empirical evidence base on the impact of the new coercive control legislation in the context of policing domestic abuse, to inform academic debate, policy and practice. The study was funded … Read morePolice Responses to Coercive Control
Summary Legislation has recognised control and coercion of another as a criminal offence. In Cheshire Constabulary, officers are conducting many interviews with a view of prosecuting for coercive control. The current study aims to identify common manipulative behaviours used by coercive control suspects during investigative interviews. Developing a catalogue of the influencing techniques used by … Read moreThe manipulative presentation techniques of control and coercive offenders: What are they and how can interviewers best deal with them?
“95 out of 100 domestic abuse survivors in one study reported experiencing coercive control …”, This was a startling account from domestic abuse victims given at the beginning of the second N8 Policing Innovation Forum, held in Manchester in November. Vera Baird QC told delegates this worrying fact as she opened the conference. Vera has … Read moreInnovation in Policing Coercive Control
Republished from: Restorative Justice – Part Two by Eve Thomas (SAFE CPS Limited). To be read in conjunction with Restorative Justice & Domestic Abuse. For the last six years myself and colleagues have been researching the Criminal Justice System, victims services, business and industry in the UK, this has been far reaching and included the Police … Read moreRestorative Justice and Coercive Control