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

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 1991

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Women and Crime: Premenstrual Issues (1991). Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, Vol. 31, pp. 1-8, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1535653

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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