Essays about: "Alexandra Leroi"

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  1. 1. Gender-based violence and the criminal system - When battered women fight back: the law of self-defense. : A single case study of the self-defense principle in a context of domestic violence in the United States

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)

    Author : Alexandra Leroi; [2022]
    Keywords : self-defense law; battered woman; imminency; reasonableness; duty to retreat;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the law of self-defense in the United States, in a context of domestic violence. The starting point is the work of Cynthia Gillespie, a US attorney whose groundbreaking work in 1989 shed light on the many legal obstacles battered women defendants face in Courts while pleading self-defense to homicide charges. READ MORE