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Coercive Control, Safety Zones, and Search and Destroy Missions — insights from Evan Stark

Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life by Evan Stark (Oxford University Press, 2007). Evan Stark brings illuminating analysis and insight into the topic of coercive control as it takes place in domestic abuse.  And as the subtitle How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life makes clear, he focuses on how men coercively control women in personal …

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Hidden Cameras: Everything You Need to Know About Covert Recording, Undercover Cameras & Secret Filming

In the wrong hands, secret cameras can ruin lives — but they can also prove wrong-doing and do good. BBC Panorama producer Joe Plomin takes the reader through the ethical minefields in this ground-breaking book.  – John Sweeney, BBC reporter Hidden Cameras: Everything You Need to Know About Covert Recording, Undercover Cameras and Secret Filming, …

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Male Privilege is the underlying driver of domestic abuse. — Ken Lay, former Police Commissioner

This address by Ken Lay is inspiring, compassionate and compelling. Please watch and share. The address was given this year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at Monash University, Melbourne. The text of Ken’s address can be found at http://malechampionsofchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Monash-speech-Ken-Lay-November-25-20151.pdf One stand-out for me was when Ken said: Here’s something I’ve noticed. Claims of …

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Questions to Ask Before Retaining a Lawyer if you are a Victim of Domestic Abuse

Final post of three-part series by our reader ‘Still Reforming’ Someone told to me early on in the process of divorcing my abuser that you have to trust the professional with whom you are working. As I moved through the process, I trusted my attorneys less and less – for good reasons – but  it seemed …

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Unholy Mediation: A Legal Nightmare for the Victim of Domestic Abuse

Post 2 of three-part series by our reader ‘Still Reforming’ The first thing I did when I set about looking for a lawyer was to do a simple on-line search for ‘divorce attorney in (my area).’ Oodles of names came up. So I called a friend who had recently gone through divorcing an abusive spouse, and …

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The Unsettling ‘Settlement’: A Domestic Abuse Victim’s Shock at Encountering the Legal System

Post 1 of a three-part series by ‘Still Reforming’ As Christians, we are familiar with the concept of the “letter of the law” versus the “spirit of the law.” Generally speaking, no matter where you live the law is greatly more concerned with the letter than the spirit. Lawyers, judges, and professionals in the legal arena all …

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