battered woman syndrome


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Related to battered woman syndrome: domestic violence, Emotional abuse

battered woman syndrome

n.
A set of signs and symptoms, such as fearfulness and a feeling of helplessness, seen in some women who are physically, verbally, or emotionally abused over an extended period by a husband or partner. Also called battered women's syndrome.
Translations

battered woman syndrome

n. síndrome de la mujer maltratada, abuso continuo físico o psicológico infringido en una mujer por su marido o amante.
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The Alaska Court of Appeals declined to explore the "several issues concerning the nature of the battered woman syndrome defense and the evidentiary effect that raising such a claim has on the normal rules governing character evidence.
Battered Woman Syndrome is sometimes presented as an example of the more general phenomenon of 'post-traumatic stress disorder'--also seen in those who have experienced repeat and prolonged terror: combat soldiers or refugees who have survived violent social breakdown, violence, and displacement.
This third edition presents data generated from the newly modified Battered Woman Syndrome Questionnaire.
Battered Woman Syndrome evidence is generally offered by female criminal defendants to explain violent acts, often in conjunction with a self-defense argument.
Mary Ann Dutton, Validity of Battered Woman Syndrome in Criminal Cases Involving Battered Women, National Institute of Justice, The Validity and Use of Evidence Concerning Battering and Its Effects in Criminal Trials 1-5, 7-30 (Malcolm Gordon ed.
In unpacking contemporary discussions of the battered woman syndrome, as well as questions about "why she didn't leave him?
BATTERED WOMAN SYNDROME AS A LEGAL DEFENSE: HISTORY, EFFECTIVENESS AND IMPLICATIONS.
The Battered Woman Syndrome, Third Edition, by Lenore E.
Today, we hear a great deal about the battered woman syndrome.
19) The description of women who have been battered as weak, passive non-actors has been enshrined in the law through Battered Woman Syndrome, a diagnosis-turned-excuse for women who fight back against their abusers.