I am a researcher in the School of Law at the University of Sussex, taking up the post of Senior Lecturer in Law at City, University of London in September 2021. I am also 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 .
Great news, the government has announced that post separation abuse will be a criminal offence...see more
Interview with Sarah Gorrell on BBC Radio Sussex, 9 March 2021
NSW might criminalise coercive control: Professor Evan Stark and I argue that it should...see more
and the NSW Parliament agreed...see their report
'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
Interview with Cassandra Wiener, 5 February 2021
Cassandra Wiener, Jan 2021
Interview with Cassandra Wiener 29 Oct 2020
Interview with Cassandra Wiener, 9 April 2020