Battered Women and the Law
This book takes as its operating premise that violence against women is prevalent throughout the world, that intimate violence is an important aspect of the broader problem of violence against women, and that the legal system has a crucial part to play in combating all forms of violence against women.
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Table of Cases
PART ONE An Introduction to Abuse
Struggles of the Battered Womens Movement 2024 1982
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action acts advocates African American alleged arrest Asian American assault attorneys battered woman syndrome battered women behavior charges child abuse Child Custody civil protection order claim conduct context convicted counsel crime criminal justice culture decision defendant defendant's divorce domestic abuse domestic violence double jeopardy duress effect emotional distress enforcement evidence experience expert testimony Family Court family violence father fear federal feminist gender guardian ad litem husband incident infliction injury interests involved issue judges jurisdiction jury kill lawyers learned helplessness legislation lesbian limited marital mediation mother offense parties perpetrator person Petitioner physical abuse plaintiff police probation problem programs prosecution prosecutors psychological question rape reasonable relevant reported Reprinted by permission response restraining order risk safety self-defense sexual abuse shelter social spouse stalking statute statute of limitations threat tion tort treatment trial court victims of domestic violation Violence Against Women welfare wife