Are Battered Women Bad Mothers? Rethinking the Termination of Abused Women's Parental Rights for Failure to Protect

to appear in H. Dubowitz, ed., NEGLECTED CHILDREN: RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND POLICY

Posted: 8 Feb 1998

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Thomas D. Lyon

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Abstract

This paper assesses the rights of battered women who fail to protect their children against abuse. I first discuss how arguments advanced for expanding self-defense doctrine to excuse the actions of battered women who kill do not easily translate into arguments for greater rights.

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Lyon, Thomas D., Are Battered Women Bad Mothers? Rethinking the Termination of Abused Women's Parental Rights for Failure to Protect. to appear in H. Dubowitz, ed., NEGLECTED CHILDREN: RESEARCH, PRACTICE AND POLICY. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=57951

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