Feminist (or 'Feminist') Reform of Self-Defense Law: Some Critical Reflections

21 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2010 Last revised: 4 Feb 2011

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Joshua Dressler

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dressler, Joshua, Feminist (or 'Feminist') Reform of Self-Defense Law: Some Critical Reflections (December 1, 2010). Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 143. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1716843 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1716843

Joshua Dressler (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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