The federal effort to end domestic violence within a generation, announced this week, has been very well received and long overdue. This commitment must include tackling the hidden element of domestic violence: coercive control. Non-violent domination by a female partner or ex-partner is not a new phenomenon, but in recent years we have devised a new term for it. Governments of many countries, including Australia, recognize that coercive domination is not only morally wrong but also legally indefensible. It is a form of domestic abuse that involves denying children and independence. It can be physical, sexual, psychological, or financial.
https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7950091/crime-files-why-alice-killed-steve/?src=rss The John Yure Crime File – A Story of Coercive Control and Domestic Violence Since 1975 | Newcastle Herald