Essays Tagged: "Battered Woman Syndrome"

Victims of Crime

The Battered Woman Syndrome and Criminal LawCriminal law in America has failed to provide a defense that ... minal law in America has failed to provide a defense that adequately protects women who suffer from Battered Women's Syndrome. Battered Women's Syndrome, or BWS, has caused great debate on whether or ... our laws have not developed a defense that sufficiently protects these women. Instead of protecting battered women, United States courtrooms have put these women on trial and found them guilty of murd ...

(15 pages) 124 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Battered Woman.

Battered women make up what is one of the most marginalized groups in society. Their relationship ex ... mes bring these women into conflict with the law, especially when they kill their abusive partners. Battered woman syndrome was developed in the 1970's by a clinical psychologist and was created to de ... in their relationships. In Canadian law it is recognized in the context of other defenses, bringing battered women syndrome into the courtroom involves the use of well-prepared proof. It has become ob ...

(11 pages) 69 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

"Batter Women Syndrome" by Lenore E. Walker

"The Battered Woman" by Lenore E. Walker discusses issues on domestic violence and the battered woman syn ... ker wrote this book in the year 1979 so she could reveal her findings and educate the people on the battered women syndrome, and domestic violence. Walker is one of the most well known researchers on ... iolence. Walker is one of the most well known researchers on the issue of domestic violence and the battered women syndrome (BWS). She has spent and dedicated a lot of her time in the field of domesti ...

(8 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Battered Woman Syndrome

Legal Studies Kelsey WellsLegal Studies Kelsey WellsLegal studies Kelsey WellsBattered Woman SyndromeOver the past two decades the community's awareness of domestic and family vi ... have occurred which are directed at assisting women who are victims of domestic violence. The term Battered Woman Syndrome is a theory which is now used in Australian jurisdictions when explaining th ... hy some abused women ultimately kill their abusive partners rather than leave them (McMahon, 1999). Battered Woman Syndrome was first introduced into the legal system via self-defense which was viewed ...

(6 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law