10th Jun 2021
Public Understanding of Coercive Control
Susan Lagdon, Julie-Ann Jordan, Ciaran Shannon, Mark Tully and Cherie Armour

This event marked the public release of the findings from the 2020 Northern Ireland (NILT) survey. The survey recorded the views of 1,292 respondents across Northern Ireland to key social policy issues.

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse also known as emotional or psychological abuse; indirect abuse; or emotional torture. In order to address the need for evidence-based knowledge to improve public awareness and victim response to coercive control, a module of questions was included in the 2020 NILT survey.

In the webinar, Dr Susan Lagdon (Ulster University) and Dr Julie-Ann Jordan (Northern Health and Social Care Trust) highlighted the key findings of these questions, and discuss public understanding of coercive control within intimate relationships. An expert panel then gave their comments, followed by a general discussion.

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