Experts calling for awareness campaign on coercive control in Northern Ireland

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Over a third of people in Northern Ireland have no understanding of the term ‘coercive control’ and the psychological effects it can have.

New research from experts at Queen’s and Ulster Universities also showed that 18-24-year-olds were less likely to recognised the term and what it means.

The study has been looking at the form of domestic abuse, also known as emotional or psychological abuse, indirect abuse or emotional torture and revealed that almost 32,000 incidents of domestic abuse were reported to police in 2020.

Thousands more incidents will go unreported.

New legislation in Northern Ireland means that coercive control will be an offence, and brings Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK and Ireland.

Subject

Domestic Abuse 

Period10 Jun 2021

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  • TitleExperts calling for awareness campaign on coercive control in Northern Ireland
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBelfast Telegraph
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/06/21
    DescriptionOver a third of people in Northern Ireland have no understanding of the term ‘coercive control’ and the psychological effects it can have.

    New research from experts at Queen’s and Ulster Universities also showed that 18-24-year-olds were less likely to recognised the term and what it means.

    The study has been looking at the form of domestic abuse, also known as emotional or psychological abuse, indirect abuse or emotional torture and revealed that almost 32,000 incidents of domestic abuse were reported to police in 2020.

    Thousands more incidents will go unreported.

    New legislation in Northern Ireland means that coercive control will be an offence, and brings Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the UK and Ireland.
    Producer/AuthorMark Bain
    URLhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/experts-calling-for-awareness-campaign-on-coercive-control-innorthern-ireland-40523382.html
    PersonsSusan Lagdon, Julie-Ann Jordan, Ciaran Shannon, Mark Tully, Cherie Armour