Women and Crime: Premenstrual Issues
Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, Vol. 31, pp. 1-8, 1991
9 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last revised: 31 May 2017
Date Written: 1991
The link between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and deviant behaviour is examined in this paper. Easteal discusses historical, medical and feminist perspectives on the issue, and presents a summary of research findings. She reviews the application of PMS as a defence strategy both in Australia and overseas. In looking to the future, Easteal highlights the need to know more about specific diagnostic criteria, aetiology and effective treatment.
Keywords: women, PMS
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