A Feminist Critique of Self-Defense and Provocation in Battered Women's Cases in England and Wales

@article{Chan1994AFC,
  title={A Feminist Critique of Self-Defense and Provocation in Battered Women's Cases in England and Wales},
  author={Wendy Chan},
  journal={Women \& Criminal Justice},
  year={1994},
  volume={6},
  pages={39-65}
}
  • Wendy Chan
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • Women & Criminal Justice
This paper critically examines the law of self-defense and provocation in cases where battered women kill their partners. It is argued that neither self-defense nor provocation adequately recognizes the situation most battered women find themselves in, and the present criteria for both defenses reflects this inadequacy. Legal advocates and supporters of battered women who kill have thus sought to find alternative strategies for battered women's defense cases. One of these has been the… Expand
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