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Controlling and coercive behaviour: Exploring the new law on domestic abuse (Part 1)

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09 November 2016
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Lecture Theatre 1, Chapman Building
University of Salford
M5 4BR

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ESRC Festival of Social Science logoThis was one of two linked events, exploring the meaning and impact of controlling and coercive behaviour.

This event, chaired by Dr Kate Cook, focused on knowledge about and from survivors of abuse, about the nature of the now outlawed ‘controlling and coercive behaviour’.

We drew on researchers’ knowledge and experience of the forms of abuse that women suffer and aimed to educate workers in a range of professions, together with interested members of the public, about these types of abuse.

The event began with a reception and exhibition of women’s words and art about their experiences of coercive control in familial relationships. Having had a chance to peruse the small exhibition, participants were invited to hear a presentation from Dr Cook, followed by speeches from survivors of abuse, about their own experiences.

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Controlling and coercive behaviour –  Exploring the new law on domestic abuse (Part 2)