Defense · Intimate Partner Abuse

Female Victims of Abuse—Morally Blameworthy for Offenses Committed Under Duress?

Duress cases often arise in situations of intimate partner violence—a woman commits a criminal offense because her usually male abuser threatens her. In the last 30 years, the law of self-defence has evolved in the context of abusive relationships. For example, a woman who kills or injures her abusive partner is excused from criminal punishment,… Continue reading Female Victims of Abuse—Morally Blameworthy for Offenses Committed Under Duress?