Retelling the Tale: The Emma Humphreys Case

No Angels: Women Who Commit Violence, eds. Myers & Wright (1996) Pandora: London pp. 57-71

Posted: 10 Jul 2014

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Anne Scully-Hill

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law

Elizabeth A. Stanko

Independent

Date Written: July 9, 1996

Abstract

This essay looks at the way the English criminal law responds to women who kill their violent partners and in particular examines the Emma Humphreys case and the necessary reliance on defences to murder of provocation and diminshed responsibility and the unavailabiity of a defence of self-preservation.

Keywords: Criminal law, Family law, domestic violence battered women syndrome, provocation, diminshed responsibility

JEL Classification: K14, K10

Suggested Citation

Scully-Hill, Anne and Stanko, Elizabeth A., Retelling the Tale: The Emma Humphreys Case (July 9, 1996). No Angels: Women Who Commit Violence, eds. Myers & Wright (1996) Pandora: London pp. 57-71. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2464006

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