'Battered woman syndrome' and the defence of provocation: two women with something more in common

@article{Rix2001BatteredWS,
  title={'Battered woman syndrome' and the defence of provocation: two women with something more in common},
  author={K. Rix},
  journal={The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={131 - 149}
}
  • K. Rix
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry
Psychiatric evidence may be admissible in cases where provocation is a defence against a charge of murder. It is admissible if it assists the understanding of the defendant's characteristics insofar as they affect the perceived gravity of the provocation. It may shed light on characteristics that put the defence out of reach of some defendants. The leading cases of Ahluwalia {1992}, Humphreys {1995} and Thornton {1996} are used to illustrate how psychiatric evidence is relevant to homicide… Expand

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