Defending Battered Women on Trial

Defending Battered Women on Trial : Lessons from the Transcripts

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This book will be of interest to lawyers, legislators, policymakers, and students, and is accessible enough to engage a broad range of readers, some of whom may ask, "Why didn't she leave?"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30.73mm | 720g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 0774826525
  • 9780774826525
  • 1,694,849

Table of contents


1 Angelique Lyn Lavallee

2 Bonnie Mooney

3 Kimberley Kondejewski

4 Gladys Heavenfire and Doreen Sorenson

5 Donelda Kay, Denise Robin Rain, and Jamie Gladue

6 Lilian Getkate

7 Margaret Ann Malott and Rita Graveline


Appendix; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
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In Defending Battered Women on Trial: Lessons from the Transcripts, Sheehy offers a compelling and startling account of the criminal justice system's failure to protect women from the men who batter them. She begins the book by situating the issue in its historical legal context. Making the work accessible to an audience much broader than just those well-versed in criminal law, Sheehy provides the reader with ample background to understand the legal context in Canada both prior to and in the years following the Supreme Court of Canada's 1990 recognition of battered women syndrome in R. v Lavallee.
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About Elizabeth A. Sheehy

Elizabeth A. Sheehy is Shirley Greenberg Professor of Women and the Legal Profession in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. She is a leading scholar on the legal system's treatment of battered women in Canada. In 2013 she was awarded the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law by the Canadian Bar Association, an annual award that recognizes outstanding contributions to law in Canada.
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