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Battered women

Date Submitted: 09/10/2006 01:21:55
Category: / Social Sciences / Sociology
Length: 14 pages (3834 words)
The Battered Woman Syndrome and Criminal Law 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. …
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