It also defines Domestic violence as violence that takes place in the home especially by one person against their partner.
Whereas Coercive Control is psychological and emotional intimidation as a form of controlling behaviour.
The categories for domestic abuse is Coercive control (intimidation, degradation, isolation, control with the threat of violence)
Financial or economic abuse
Online or digital abuse
I often sit and think would I have spotted what the signs was? he wasn’t my first abusive partner but will be my last but the simple reason was no because I didn’t know what the signs was.
The signs of abuse as I learnt from a later date during my time in refuge.
Does your partner do any of the following?
Blame you for the abuse
Deny it is even happening
Isolate you from your family and friends
Stop you going to college or work
Make unreasonable demands for your attention
Accuse you of having affairs or flirting with people
Tell you what to wear, how to act, who to see, where to go, what to think
Threats and Intimidation
Threaten to hurt or kill you or the family
Do they Destroy your belongings?
Threaten to kill themselves
Read your emails, text messages
do they slap or punch you?
have they pushed or shoved you
have they ever Bite or kicked you
put you in choke holds or held you down
ever shot at you or thrown things at you
He/She ever touches you in ways you don’t want
Make unwanted sexual demands
hurt you during sex
pressurise you into having unsafe sex
pressurise you to have sex with them when you don’t want it
Coercive control or CC is an act or pattern of acts which are used to assault. Threaten, humiliate and intimidate the victim. But mainly the intent is to cause harm, punish or frighten their victims and make them reliant on the perpetrator.
By isolating you from support mechanisms and often this leads to exploitation, deprivation of independence and coercive control is now a recognised crime.
Deprivation of food and other basic needs
monitoring your time
monitoring you via online communication
Taking control over aspects of daily life
Repeatedly putting you down (ie saying your worthless)
controlling your finances
Making threats and intimidation