The Reasonable Battered Woman and Duress: Educating the Judiciary
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 139-140, 1993
2 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last revised: 18 Jun 2018
Date Written: 1993
This article describes a case which has limited value as a precedent, but which has potential for instructing lawyers and judges about battered women and how the objective test for duress can be redefined for such women. In particular, it shows how expert testimony within the court can fulfill an education function.
Keywords: battered women, duress, court
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