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Relatively Criminal: Spouses and the Criminal Process


Michael Hor


National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

July 31, 2011

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 37-60, July 2011

Abstract:     
This article explores the interface between family law and criminal law in the criminal process, in the contexts of the spouse as a witness and the spouse as a victim. It probes the question of whether the criminal law should retain or develop special rules or policies when the marital relationship is potentially affected by the operation of the criminal process, contrasting the decline of spousal ‘exceptionalism’ in the context of spousal witnesses with the apparent vigor exhibited in the official reluctance to enforce the criminal law in situations of minor spousal violence.

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Date posted: November 29, 2011  

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Hor, Michael, Relatively Criminal: Spouses and the Criminal Process (July 31, 2011). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 37-60, July 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1965383

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Michael Hor (Contact Author)
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )
469G Bukit Timah Road
Eu Tong Sen Building
Singapore, 259776
Singapore
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