In Control: Dangerous Relationships and How They End in Murder

Jane Monckton-Smith

World-renowned criminologist Jane Monckton Smith’s ground breaking work is revolutionising the understanding of coercive control and domestic homicide among those who respond to it. In this book, Monckton Smith shares a glimpse into a world of toxic masculinity and coercive control, one in which the tools are shame and fear, helped along by a media and justice system who are far from shedding sexist notions of men and women’s roles in society. Drawing on disciplines including psychology, sociology and law, she talks to victims, their families, and killers, putting together pieces to the puzzle of how these relationships can end in murder, and bringing to light the reasons why – for so many of us – there is no such thing as the safety of one’s own home.

ISBN:  9781526613219, 9781526613226 (2022), 2021, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc