Over the next few days I will be sharing an insight into the model of coercive control as written about by Evan Stark – following on from my last blog post ‘Why didn’t you say something’. He helps to explain the systematic use of control in abusive relationships and how a growing body of research shows that coercive control or ‘Psychological or emotional abuse’ is what drives most abused women to seek outside assistance not physical violence.
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Re-presenting Battered Women: Coercive Control and the Defense of Liberty *
By Evan Stark , Ph.D, MSW
*Prepared for Violence Against Women : Complex Realities and New Issues in a Changing World, Les
Presses de l’Université du Québec (2012)