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
Date Written: July 9, 1996
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
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