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Aligning the Law with Today's Conceptions of Domestic Violence: Coercive Control, Lethality, and Femicide

This panel explores how the law and legal practice can keep pace with today’s understanding of domestic violence, including the dynamics of coercive control, the use of lethality assessment tools, and the tragic commission of femicide. Panelists discuss evidence-based lethality assessment tools and how courts should utilize them. Panelists also highlight proposed coercive control legislation in New York and enacted statutes from other states.


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