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Criminalising controlling and coercive behaviour: the next step in the prosecution of family violence?

McMahon, Marilyn and McGorrery, Paul 2016, Criminalising controlling and coercive behaviour: the next step in the prosecution of family violence?, Alternative law journal, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 98-101.

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Title Criminalising controlling and coercive behaviour: the next step in the prosecution of family violence?
Author(s) McMahon, MarilynORCID iD for McMahon, Marilyn orcid.org/0000-0002-5822-3173
McGorrery, Paul
Journal name Alternative law journal
Volume number 41
Issue number 2
Start page 98
End page 101
Total pages 4
Publisher Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative
Place of publication Clayton, Vic.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1037-969X
Summary A new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour in intimate or family relationships has recently come into force in England. The parliament of Scotland is contemplating introducing a related offence. The offence is distinctive because it criminalises conduct – controlling and coercive behaviour – which has specified negative behavioural and psychological consequences without necessarily requiring that a victim sustain physical injury or fear death or serious harm. This significant extension of the criminal law supplements anti-stalking legislation and has been justified on the basis that it addresses a core feature of abusive relationships, is essential to protect the human rights of victims of domestic abuse, and has community support. In the context of the ongoing debate about how best to tackle the problem of domestic abuse in Australia, this development provides an innovative – albeit still untested – model and should be closely examined.
Language eng
Field of Research 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
1801 Law
1606 Political Science
2201 Applied Ethics
Socio Economic Objective 940405 Law Reform
HERDC Research category CN Other journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30085887

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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