Educating Juries: The Battered Woman Defence in Canada

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  • Daniel J. Brodsky

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/alr1668

Abstract

This article considers the possible application of the new American Battered Woman Defence in Canada. It explores this possibility paying particular regard to the provisions of the Canadian Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act. It includes a brief discussion of the psychological basis for the defence and an explanation of its operation in the United States.

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