Are Battered Women Bad Mothers? Rethinking the Termination of Abused Women's Parental Rights for Failure to Protect
Thomas D. Lyon
University of Southern California - Gould School of Law; University of Southern California - Department of Psychology
to appear in H. Dubowitz, ed., NEGLECTED CHILDREN: RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND POLICY
This paper assesses the rights of battered women who fail to protect their children against abuse. I first discuss how arguments advanced for expanding self-defense doctrine to excuse the actions of battered women who kill do not easily translate into arguments for greater rights.
Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 8, 1998
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