Coercive control


  • Evan Stark, ‘Evan Stark, Rutgers University, Author, “Coercive Control”’ (Video Interview published online, 12 January 2012).
    Evan Stark is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University. He is noted for his expertise in health issues and in legal aspects of domestic violence. His influential book, Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life, 2007, explains why an expanded view of domestic violence that encompasses coercive control is justified. He asserts that coercive and controlling behaviour is a very common and pernicious form of domestic violence. In this lecture he summaries the core ideas of his book.
  • Professor Evan Stark, Evan Stark, Rutgers University, Author “Coercive Control” Video interview published online: Coercive Control and Children”, 10 April 2017.
    In this video, Professor Evan Stark, forensic social worker and author of ‘Coercive Control’ talks to Welsh Women’s Aid about how he’s discovered controlling behaviour affects children and young people.
  • Scottish Women’s Legal Aid, “Hidden in Plain Sight - Coercive Control and Domestic Abuse” Video animation published 4 July 2019.
    This animation explains how coercive control operates to limit the victim’s freedom.