Police and prosecutors would be expected to take action against those who trap their partners in a “living hell” through a campaign of psychological and financial control.
Last year, the British government broadened the definition of domestic abuse to encompass “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse, between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.”
Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign , from Woman’s Aid.
Domestic Abuse: from having it all to a life of hell, from the Guardian.
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