Technology-facilitated coercive control: Mapping women’s diverse pathways to safety and justice

  • Flynn, Asher (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Powell, Anastasia (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bentley, Karen (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project seeks to break new ground by gathering much-needed empirical data about women’s experiences accessing support and justice service provision when experiencing technology-facilitated coercive control. It addresses a significant gap in an under-researched area of criminal justice policy on an emerging criminal justice and policy issue that is of growing importance both nationally and internationally. It will generate new knowledge on the current pathways to justice and safety for women experiencing coercive control within intimate relationships in the Australian context. It draws on the vital practice-based knowledge of support services workers regarding the challenges victim/survivors face in seeking help when experiencing technology-facilitated coercive control, including what resources they need to respond to the unique challenges created by this form of abuse.
Effective start/end date27/05/2227/02/24


  • technology-facilitated abuse
  • coercive control
  • domestic violence