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Definition of coercive control in the Serious Crime Act 2015

Definition of coercive control in the Serious Crime Act 2015
Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015: ‘Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship’

An offence is committed by ‘A’ if:
• ‘A’ repeatedly or continuously engages in behaviour towards another person, ‘B’, that is controlling or coercive; and
• At time of the behaviour, ‘A’ and ‘B’ are personally connected; and
• The behaviour has a serious effect on ‘B’; and
• ‘A’ knows or ought to know that the behaviour will have a serious effect on ‘B’.

‘A’ and ‘B’ are ‘personally connected’ if:
• They are in an intimate personal relationship; or
• They live together and are either:
o members of the same family; or
o have previously been in an intimate personal relationship with each other.

There are two ways in which it can be proved that ‘A’s behaviour has a ‘serious effect’ on ‘B’:
• If it causes ‘B’ to fear, on at least two occasions, that violence will be used against them: s.76 (4)(a); or
• If it causes ‘B’ serious alarm or distress which has a substantial adverse effect on their day-to-day activities: s.76 (4) (b).

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