Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life (Interpersonal Violence) (Hardcover)

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Coercive control is the most common and devastating means used to subjugate women in personal and family life. Drawing on FBI statistics, health records, interviews with victims and perpetrators, and forensic analysis of dramatic cases from the author's experience, Evan Stark, a leading proponent and scholar, provides the authoritative description of coercive control. The book identifies its elements, dynamics, and consequences, including the harms it poses to liberty rights and privacy rights; and proposes effective interventions, including new laws and means of policing and supporting perpetrators and victims.

Sweeping aside outdated, entrenched views of woman abuse, Coercive Control emphasizes the importance of addressing women's diminishment and subordination in personal life as part of the global equity agenda.

About the Author

Evan Stark is a sociologist, forensic social worker and an award-winning researcher with an international reputation for his legal advocacy and innovative policy work on interpersonal violence. With his wife, Anne Flitcraft, MD, Dr. Stark co-founded an early shelter for abused women, co-directed the pioneering Yale Trauma Studies showing the significance of domestic violence for women's health and co-chaired a U.S. Surgeon General's Task Force on Domestic Violence and Women's Health.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780197639986
ISBN-10: 0197639984
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 1st, 2023
Pages: 648
Language: English
Series: Interpersonal Violence