Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship: criminal sanction
Section 68 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 came into force on 5 April 2023. It amends the definition of “personally connected’’ in section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015, by removing the requirement that the victim and suspect must be cohabiting when controlling or coercive behaviour (CCB) occurs. Behaviour that occurs after 5 April 2023 which amounts to controlling or coercive behaviour under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 will apply to partners, ex-partners, and family members, whether or not the victim and suspect are living together. Read the full article below.