Battered Woman Syndrome, diminished responsibility and women who kill: insights from Scottish case law

McPherson, R. (2019) Battered Woman Syndrome, diminished responsibility and women who kill: insights from Scottish case law. Journal of Criminal Law, 83(5), pp. 381-393. (doi:10.1177/0022018319858506)

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Abstract

Using Scotland as a case study, this article maps the development of Battered Woman Syndrome in law. It looks to the potential space for development that has been created by the recent case of Graham v HM Advocate, concluding that such a more would be an important step and one with significant implications for domestic abuse policy and the treatment of female accused more widely.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McPherson, Dr Rachel
Authors: McPherson, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Journal of Criminal Law
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:0022-0183
ISSN (Online):1740-5580
Published Online:24 June 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Criminal Law 83(5):381-393
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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