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Record ID: 5e8bc199-2ee3-48ae-86fe-374cb24e3ff1
Type: Journal Article
Title: Gender, risk assessment and coercive control: Contradictions in terms?
Authors: Barlow, Charlotte
Walklate, Sandra
Keywords: Coercive control
Year: 9999
Publisher: Oxford Academic
Abstract:  In December 2015, the criminal offence of coercive control was introduced in England and Wales. Whilst, in this legislation, this concept is presumed to be gender-neutral, there is widespread agreement that coercive control is gendered. Using empirical data gathered in one police force area in the South of England, this paper offers an exploration of the feasibility of the extent to which existing risk assessment practices and understandings of risk embedded within them, can incorporate the phenomenon of coercive control. The findings highlight concerns about gender-blind, incident-led (rather than process-led) approaches to assessing risk when these approaches are set against victim/survivor concerns. These concerns highlight the inherent problems embedded in the contemporary gender-blind embrace of the concept of risk as assumed in practices of risk assessment.
ISSN: 0007-0955
Appears in Collections:ANROWS Notepad 2021
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