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Battered Women Who Kill Their Sleeping Tormenters: Reflections on Maintaining Respect for Human Life while Killing Moral Monsters

JOSHUA DRESSLER

in Criminal Law Theory: Doctrines of the General Part

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243495
eISBN:
9780191714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243495.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Women are often killed by persons whom they know, in particular by husbands or other males with whom they are sexually intimate. In fewer numbers, but perhaps with increasing frequency, battered ... More


Diagnoses, Syndromes, and Criminal Responsibility

Christopher Slobogin

in Proving the Unprovable: The Role of Law, Science, and Speculation in Adjudicating Culpability and Dangerousness

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195189957
eISBN:
9780199893980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189957.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter describes in more detail both the nature of clinical culpability testimony (which has become increasingly imaginative) and the courts’ response to it (which has been very generous, even ... More


Deconstructing the Victim

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the stereotypes of women that currently pervade the legal system and their implications for women subjected to abuse who seek the system's assistance. It begins with an overview ... More


3 Deconstructing the Victim

Leigh Goodmark

in A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732229
eISBN:
9780814733431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732229.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the stereotypes of women that currently pervade the legal system and their implications for women subjected to abuse who seek the system's assistance. It begins with an ... More


Expert Evidence and Criminal Justice

Mike Redmayne

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198267805
eISBN:
9780191714856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267805.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

As an increasing range of expert evidence becomes available to it, the criminal justice system must answer a series of challenging questions: should experts be permitted to give evidence on the ... More


Battering Court Syndrome: A Structural Critique of “Failure to Protect”

Alisa Bierria and Colby Lenz

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The integral relationship between carceral violence and gender violence has led to the criminalization of thousands of survivors. The criminal prosecution of domestic violence survivors for being ... More


Killing The Passive Abuser: A Theoretical Defence

JEREMY HORDER

in Criminal Law Theory: Doctrines of the General Part

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243495
eISBN:
9780191714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243495.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers evidence of so-called ‘battered woman syndrome’ (BWS) and its role in self-defence cases with respect to criminal law. If we are committed to regarding human life as special, ... More


Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Gianni Pirelli

in The Behavioral Science of Firearms: Implications for Mental Health, Law and Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190630430
eISBN:
9780190630454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630430.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In this chapter, the authors provide an overview of domestic (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) with respect to the relevant definitions, statistics, and research associated with them. First, ... More


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