Unrestricted programme support on Understanding and Responding to Coercive Control

Project Details


The project addresses a series of important issues in tackling domestic violence and abuse that have not previously been dealt with to any extent, relating specifically to emerging forms of Coercive Control. Using a variety of methods (qualitative analysis of interviews and case narratives, qualitative survey, quantitative analysis of police data) the project will: deepen understanding of the use of chemical restraints (abuse via medication); explore use of faith and faith practice as part of coercive control; assess domestic violence incidents recorded by the police for evidence of coercive controlling behaviour; improve measurement of coercive control; explore survivors’ mental health for implications on employment and ability to seek safe accommodation; develop briefings on the relationship between coercive control, financial /economic abuse and housing crises faced by DVA victims-survivors; and briefing on the abuse of pets in the context of coercive control.
Alternative titleUnderstanding and responding to Coercive Control
Effective start/end date1/10/2030/09/22

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for Gender and Violence Research
  • coercive control


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