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Battered women: Loss of control and lost opportunities

Clough, A (2016) Battered women: Loss of control and lost opportunities. Journal of International and Comparative Law. pp. 279-316. ISSN 2313-3775

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Abstract

Battered women who kill their abuser and the problem they create in regards to access to justice has been discussed for many years by many academics. The English legal system has attempted to update partial defences to murder to remedy the situation, through the abolition of the problematic and gendered provocation defence, replacing it with another based upon loss of control contained within the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. This work considers these updates, how effective they may be, and considers through comparative analysis with other jurisdictions if other solutions are available, and how English law should proceed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of International and Comparative Law following peer review. The definitive published version Battered Women: Loss of Control and Lost Opportunities Special Edition: Comparative Perspectives on Criminal Justice Reforms Clough, Amanda, is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service .
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: School of Law
Publisher: Sweet and Maxwell
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 08:32
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 00:50
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4191

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