Domestic Abuse and Injunctions
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Coercive control is a form of domestic violence; however, it does not necessarily include physical abuse. This form of domestic violence leaves its victims isolated from familial relationships and their wider support network and instead leaves them secluded and reliant on the person who is inflicting acts of threats, humiliation and intimidation on them. One could liken this form of domestic violence to a scenario of a person taken hostage as the victim is trapped, confused and in fear.
Some signs of coercive control are listed below (in no particular order):
Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 created a new offence for Controlling or Coercive Behaviour in an Intimate or Family Relationship. A person found guilty of coercive or controlling behaviour will be liable as follows on conviction:
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