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  • Battered Woman By The Trial Court
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    Peter Vance Criminal Law Professor Paul Moke 4-21-99 The Battered Woman Syndrome and Criminal Law The purpose of this research paper is to prove that criminal law in America has failed to provide a defense that adequately protects women suffering from Battered Women's Syndrome. Battered Women's Syndrome, or BWS, is a very complex psychological problem facing criminal courts today and has caused great debate on whether or not it should even be allowed in the courtroom. Although the syndrome has b...
  • Women In Abusive Relationships
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    Why do women stay with men who beat and rape them? Why don't they leave? Why do they remain in abusive relationships even as the violence escalates? Most women have at least one dependant who must be taken care of, many are not employed, their parents are either distant or unable or unwilling to help. She may lack the access to cash; she or the children may be in poor health, may face a decline in the living standard for herself and her children. Many older children may resent this decision. She...
  • Battered Woman Syndrome Defense
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    The Battered Women Syndrome is a series of characteristics in women who are physically and psychologically abused by an important dominant male in their lives. These women learn helplessness and dependency; sometimes these characteristics originate from childhood. According to Dr. Lenore E. Walker, a woman must experience two cycles, before she can be labeled a "battered woman". The two cycles are called the "cycle of violence". This cycle leads to the feeling that the abuse will never stop. It ...
  • Battered Woman Syndrome As A Theory
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    Battered Woman Syndrome In Robert Agnew's general strain theory, he talks about how strain and stress could cause an individual to commit crimes that they wouldn't have committed without those circumstances. In his theory, he refers to negative affective states, which are the 'anger, frustration, and adverse emotions that emerge in the wake of destructive social relationships'. It is these negative affective states that are produced by strain. Agnew acknowledges that strain can be caused by nega...
  • Woman Abuse
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    Why do women put up with abuse? This question is often the first question people ask, but it is misdirected. Why doesn't she leave? This focuses on the woman's behavior and not the batterers behavior. Instead we should ask why do men batter? This question is also misinformed. Many women leave every day. Leaving doesn't always mean protection from future violence. Leaving is a multi-staged process. (Sussman) On average a woman leaves and returns six times before she leaves permanently. There are ...
  • Battered Woman
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    Shattered Love-Broken Lives The phone rings, you glance at the clock. It is 1: 30 a. m., Friday night, the bars have just closed. You answer the phone. RACE, Susan speaking. He's going to do it again - any minute now - he's madder than hell - Oh no! Here he comes now - help me please! For some, hopefully, this call is alien to them. For others it is not. Domestic violence becomes an everyday part of their life. The broken bones and bruises may heal but the true damage to a victim of domestic vio...
  • Classical Theory Of Battered Women's Syndrome
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    Battered Women's Syndrome: A Survey of Contemporary Theories Domestic Violence November 16, 1996 In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women's syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233 23 E (1...

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