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Pet Victimology and Coercive Control

07/12/2020 (13:00-14:00)
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Pet victims of Coercive Control are often overlooked in both academic literature and in policy and practice when addressing Violence Against Women and Girls. Chaired by Dr Victoria Knight, this event will explore the work of Associate Professor Di Turgoose and Dr Ruth McKie which has an important focus given that 50% of households in the UK are multispecies including those where Coercive Control in domestically violence and abusive relationships takes place. There is growing evidence that the human-animal bond for human and pet victims of coercive control, is one which should be protected to support both victims.

During this event Associate Professor Di Turgoose and Dr Ruth McKie will draw attention to this expanding and important area of investigation in line with the 16 days of activism for the elimination of violence against women by the UN, where ending Pet abuse and Domestic Violence and Abuse together collaboratively goes towards ending all violence against women. 

This event is open to all, and bookings will close 1hr prior to the start of the event.

Registrants will receive a link to join the online talk 24hrs before the event, via their provided email address. Please contact the DMU Events Office on if you have any questions.



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