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Victim-survivors’ views on and expectations for the criminalisation of coercive control in Australia: findings from a national survey

Evidence-based policy Law reform Criminal law Coercive control Family violence

This study provides new evidence to inform the safe implementation of coercive control for jurisdictions that proceed to introduce an offence of coercive control. As in all areas of policy development, it is essential that state governments across Australia respond to the evolving evidence-base and ensure that policy and practice reform is informed by the views and experiences of victim-survivors. Queensland and New South Wales state governments have committed to implementing a stand-alone offence of coercive control.

This study provides vital insights into the broader reforms needed to best ensure safe implementation of any new laws.

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