Sunderland man jailed for murdering wife after she found indecent images of child – Daily Telegraph

‘A husband who murdered a popular primary school teacher after she confronted him about making indecent images has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2017

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Plans for domestic violence register could save women’s lives – Daily Telegraph

‘An MP is to try to introduce a law to create a register of those convicted of domestic violence and make police warn new partners of a repeated offender’s violent past.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st October 2017

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Stalker jailed for manslaughter of former partner who killed herself – The Guardian

‘A man whose campaign of threats and harassment caused his former partner to kill herself has been jailed for manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2017

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Two brothers jailed after keeping mother and sister as domestic slaves in Bradford – The Independent

‘Two brothers have been jailed after they kept their mother and sister as slaves.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2017

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Police train to spot coercive or controlling behaviour – BBC News

‘Front-line police officers dealing with domestic abuse incidents are being trained to spot the signs of coercive or controlling behaviour. Research for the College of Policing suggested that officers were focusing on cases involving violence and overlooking other risk factors. Three unnamed police forces in England and Wales are taking part in a pilot scheme following the study.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2016

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First North East prosecution for controlling and coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Cleveland man has today been sentenced in what is believed to be the North East’s first prosecution for the new criminal offence of controlling and coercive behaviour.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th June 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man sentenced for controlling or coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Sam Williams has been sentenced for offences including controlling or coercive behaviour’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th April 2016

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The new criminal offence for domestic abuse cases: section 76 Serious Crime Act 2015 – Park Square Barristers

‘On Tuesday 29th December 2015, Section 76 Serious Crime Act 2015 came into force, this introduced the new criminal offence of “Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship“. This offence has been introduced to strength the powers of the police, prosecution and courts in combating domestic abuse and dealing with those cases when an individual is trapped in a controlling and abusive relationship, but may not have been physically assaulted. It is also aimed to deal with the difficulties of obtaining convictions for offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 as evidence in the case of R v Curtis [2010] EWCA Crim 123; [2010] 1 Cr. App. R. 31.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th January 2016

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DPP: Controlling and coercive behaviour can “limit victims’ basic human rights” as new domestic abuse law introduced – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Domestic abusers who subject victims to controlling or coercive behaviour could face up to five years in jail under a new law which comes into force today (29 December 2015). The new legislation will mean the CPS can for the first time prosecute specific offences of domestic abuse if there is evidence of repeated, or continuous, controlling or coercive behaviour.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th December 2015

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Government to create new domestic abuse offence – Home Office

Posted December 19th, 2014 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news, victims, women by sally

‘Home Secretary sets out new law to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour.’

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Home Office, 18th December 2014

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Domestic abuse charity criticises May’s law criminalising coercive behaviour – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2014 in coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news, victims, women by sally

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, announced on Thursday that a new domestic abuse offence of “coercive and controlling behaviour” is to be introduced, carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2014

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New domestic abuse law on controlling behaviour unveiled – BBC News

‘A new domestic abuse offence for “coercive and controlling behaviour” within relationships has been announced by the home secretary.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Could legislation halt non-physical domestic abuse? – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2014 in coercive & controlling behaviour, crime, domestic violence, harassment, news by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May could soon announce a new offence in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse. The law will cover coercive and controlling behaviour within a relationship, as legislation already exists to tackle violence. But why is it needed?’

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BBC News, 8th December 2014

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Domestic abuse: how to tackle non-violent control – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Those who abuse their partners through coercive and controlling behaviour, such as depriving them of money, could face prison under a proposed new offence. The government is seeking views on whether a specific, non-violent domestic abuse offence will help tackle the problem by making police take the crime more seriously and showing perpetrators and victims of abuse that such behaviour is wrong. Comments on the proposal are requested by 15 October 2014.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 29th August 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Domestic abuse crime considered by ministers – BBC News

‘A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans being considered by ministers. Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating the offence in England and Wales as part of attempts to improve police performance. Existing law already covers coercive and controlling behaviour – but it does not explicitly apply to relationships.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2014

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