Social abuse

  • 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.