coercive control Category

Biderman’s Chart of Coercion

A tool designed to demonstrate and explain the coercive methods of stress manipulationused to torture prisoners of war. It has been applied to explain the coercive techniques used by perpetrators of domestic abuse. https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/1newwebsite/departmentsubject/socialwork/documents/eshe/Bidermanschartofcoercion.pdf

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The harsh reality of “perspecticide” in a coercive control relationship

People subjected to perspecticide often blame themselves, as they feel despairing and disoriented. It can be hard for them to figure out exactly what’s wrong. Controlling partners serve as a filter for the outside world, gradually forcing their victims to lose the support of family, friends, and coworkers. Isolated and controlled in this way, victims […]

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