I am a researcher in the School of Law at the University of Sussex and co-founder and trustee of the Treebeard Trust.
I specialise in coercive control and the criminal law. I advise governments and activists around the world on the doctrinal implications of domestic abuse law reform, and through the Treebeard Trust support transformative initiatives to empower women affected by violence .
'A woman wears the same outfit every day, rarely goes out, and continually paces back and forth in a small space. Imagine how hard it would be to explain her behaviour if you were unable to reveal that the woman is confined in a jail cell….Start with the cage, and everything changes.'
Marilyn McMahon and Paul McGorrery, (eds) Criminalising Non-Physical Family Violence: Coercive Control and Autonomy Crimes (Springer International)
The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice
Cassandra Wiener, Jan 2021
Interview with Cassandra Wiener 29 Oct 2020
Interview with Cassandra Wiener, 9 April 2020
Cassandra Wiener, 17 March 2020