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In Control: Dangerous Relationships and How They End in Murder

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Yes, if you define the crime of passion as a spontaneous response to some kind of trigger, confrontation or challenge: you act spontaneously and you grab the nearest weapon and things turn out in a way that nobody could have predicted. especially as womxn, we all vaguely have an idea or an instinct of what the behaviors and manipulation tactics of domestic abusers look like.

In her new book, In Control: Dangerous Relationships and How They End in Murder, she lays out the eight stages of a domestic homicide timeline that flag up the potential for the coercively controlling to kill. It can be an insight to these relationships and provides a responsibility to educate and recognise coercive control. These things can happen in a normal relationship but if you’ve got someone with a history of control who is then going very fast, you’ve got loads of flags. The reality is that they are (justifiably) afraid that leaving is likely to be more dangerous than staying.

Go read this, educate yourself on coercive control and join Jane Monckton-Smith in her mission to change the narrative from "crimes of passion" to "predictable patterns and calculated, cold-blooded murder".

she just provides answers as to how to recognize and stop these crimes before they become homicides. Early on, he blamed past relationship failures on his ex-girlfriend, without acknowledging his own role. An extremely interesting and important book, showing how control and coercion can lead to abuse and murder. Breaking down coercive control and domestic behaviour patterns so we can understand, recognise, protect and believe victims.You’ve got someone who’s willing and happy to have arguments and the victim will do anything to avoid arguing with this person.

I’m by no means saying that someone who is controlling will commit murder but it is still incredibly harmful for the victim and they might not even know it. As a police officer who works in this area this book has revolutionized my understanding of control and abuse with tangible changes I will take away. e. all of us) is becoming more aware that domestic violence is a bigger, and more complex, issue than previously perceived and I would like this book to be required reading for a far wider group of people - it is only going to be through understanding that the outcomes for more victims can be changed.What should people do if they have a friend or a relation involved with a controlling and possibly abusive partner?

Pregnancy makes emotional manipulation and violence more visible; stealthy, indulgent public prosecutors.Every four days in the UK, a woman is killed by her partner or ex-partner – and in the past year, domestic abuse has become an epidemic. In case its not obvious from the title the subject matter and contact of this book its pretty challenging. Hard to read at times and deals with some shocking statistics, descriptions of abuse, murder etc but NECESSARY.

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