Coral Dando, Professor of Psychology at the University of Westminster commented on the case of the Turpin Family in the US, accused of torturing their thirteen children.

Professor Dando attempted to explain how such horrific levels of torture can be acted out. “When you get two people working together,” she said, “they behave in a way that they would never behave on their own.”

“Though,” she continued, “one partner can also be controlled and led on by the other, we tend to think of this as women being coerced into action by a man, as it is more common, but that is not always true."

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