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Does mental abuse come under criminal offence
Original post by aarimohan
Does mental abuse come under criminal offence

I believe it can in the case of partners and such, 'Coercive control' I think they call it now.
Depends what type.
Criminal domestic abuse includes controlling or coercive conduct in an intimate relationship.
Many examples of non-physically violent psychological abuse such as controlling behaviour, threats, inflammatory religious preachings, gaslighting and other manipulative conduct intended to coerce or frighten the victim into obedience are considered unlawful examples of mental abuse in the uk.
This can apply where the relationship is that of a cohabitating couple, parents with children of any age, spouses, extended family members.
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I know of a girl who went through mental abuse with her ex boyfriend and she's charging him with some kind criminal offence

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