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Battered women's syndrome and self-defence
Record ID:
24882
Format:
LIJ Article
Year:
2006
Author:
Hale, Andrew ; Borg, Corinne ; McClure, Paul ;
Subject:
Self Defence ; Homicide ; Abused Women ; Abused Men ;
Source:
LIJ (2006) 80 No 4
Date_of_entry:
08/06/2006
Legislation:
Crimes (Homicide) Act 2005 (Vic)
Notes:
Legislative amendment has clarified the type and extent of evidence admissible to support a battered woman's claim of self-defence when charged with killing her abuser.
Section:
Feature
Cases:
Zecevic v Director of Public Prosecutions (1987) 162 CLR 645 ; Lavallee v The Queen (1990) 55 CCC (3d) 97 ; R v Besim (2004) VSC 168 ; Runjanjic and Kontinnen v R (1991) 53 A Crim R 362 ;
Month:
April


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