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The Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia present: Legal Systems Abuse and Coercive Control – Free Webinar
26 May 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Presented by Professor Heather Douglas
Drawing on interviews with women who have engaged with the legal system as a result of domestic violence, this presentation explores how women’s engagement with the legal system is frequently experienced as an extension of their abusive partner’s coercive control. It shows how legal processes provide an opportunity for abusive partners to continue and even expand their repertoire of coercive and controlling behaviours post-separation.