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Suicide threats are a weapon of family violence. How can police balance mental health needs with protecting victims?

By Jessica Woolley, PhD Candidate in Criminology, Deakin University
It’s relatively common for perpetrators of family violence to threaten suicide to control a victim-survivor’s actions. A study by the Australian Institute of Criminology suggests 39% of women who experience coercive control are subject to perpetrators’ threats of self-harm.

Suicide threats…The Conversation

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