Essays about: "battered woman"
Found 1 essay containing the words battered woman.
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 StatesUniversity essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)
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