Katharine's research focuses on the implementation of legislation criminalizing the use of coercive and controlling behaviour against an intimate partner or family member in England and Wales. Coercive control is a damaging form of domestic abuse involving a pattern of behaviour ranging from intimidation, threats, and coercion to isolation, 'gaslighting,' and emotional and financial abuse. She is currently developing her Master's thesis into a doctoral research project exploring the multiagency response to coercive control in Thames Valley.
Law Faculty Research Intern (July 2018-Present)
DPhil Candidate in Criminology (October 2018-Present)
MPhil Thesis: Navigating Coercive Control: A Policing Perspective on Policy Implementation
Blog post: Hoeger, K.E. (2018) ‘Remote islands as a laboratory for studying policing: The role of the social and natural environment.’