Feminist (or 'Feminist') Reform of Self-Defense Law: Some Critical Reflections
21 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2010 Last revised: 4 Feb 2011
Date Written: December 1, 2010
This essay, which is a revised version of the George and Margaret Barrock Lecture on Criminal Law, which the author gave at Marquette University,and which has been subsequently published in 93 Marq. U. L. Rev. 1475 (2010), critically considers recent proposals (some of which have been successful) to expand the scope of self-defense law, and which to differing degrees have been advocated by persons who characterize themselves as feminists.
Keywords: self-defense, feminism, criminal law
JEL Classification: Criminal Law
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