Killing Daddy: Developing a Self-Defense Strategy for the Abused Child

Posted: 29 Jul 2009

See all articles by Joelle Anne Moreno

Joelle Anne Moreno

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: July 29, 2009

Abstract

The first legal exploration of the the connection between child abuse and parricide in the context of developing a self-defense claim. This seminal analysis of the early cases and nascent psychological and social theories of child abuse provided a new perspective on the legal problems raised when child/teenage defendants claim self-defense and profer a history of abuse by the parricide victim.

Suggested Citation

Moreno, Joelle Anne, Killing Daddy: Developing a Self-Defense Strategy for the Abused Child (July 29, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1440869

Joelle Anne Moreno (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )

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Miami, FL 33199
United States
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