SNP publishes legislation criminalising psychological abuse



Legislation to criminalise psychological domestic abuse has been published by the Scottish Government.
Nicola Sturgeon said the measures contained in the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill recognise the “devastating effect” that non-physical abuse can have on victims.
The bill creates a specific offence of “abusive behaviour towards a partner or former partner”, including psychological abuse such as coercive and controlling behaviour.
Such behaviour could include subordination, humiliation, isolating a partner from friends, relatives and sources of support, and controlling or monitoring their... read more

 
20 March 2017 in Politics, Views: 43
Source: Scotsman
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