- WIENER, C. (2017). Seeing What is ‘Invisible in Plain Sight’: Policing Coercive Control. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 56(4), pp. 500–515. doi:10.1111/hojo.12227.
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Cassandra Wiener works on the criminalisation of domestic abuse, in particular the articulation by the criminal law in the UK and elsewhere of coercive control. She is currently working on a monograph for Routledge, 'Coercive Control and the Criminal Law' which is a socio-legal review of the implementation of coercive control laws across the UK.
Cassandra is passionate about domestic abuse law reform and has provided submissions to the House of Lords and House of Commons select committees on the Domestic Abuse Bill 2020, and been referenced a number of times in the accompanying Parliamentary debates. She was a key advisor to the Home Office on the 2021 Coercive or Controlling Behaviour Offence Review and on arrangements for the eviction of perpetrators during the recent lockdown, and was instrumental in achieving a significant improvement for survivors of abuse by successfully campaigning to include ex partners of abuse in the section 76 offence.
Cassandra has been consulted by governments and activists around the world who are considering following the UK's lead and criminalising coercive control, most recently appearing before the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control in New South Wales, Australia.
In addition to publishing in academic journals Cassandra advocates for domestic abuse law reform on social media and in the mainstream press, and has given interviews to BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey, the Guardian, the Independent, CC Chat, Wired and Unilad among others.
Publications by category
- Wiener, C. (2020). From Social Construct to Legal Innovation: The Offence of Controlling or Coercive Behaviour in England and Wales. Criminalising Coercive Control (pp. 159–175). Springer Singapore.