CJ309Battered Women Syndrome & Voluntary intoxication

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(Class) Week# Assignment: Battered Women Syndrome & Voluntary intoxication (Student # goes here) Name Date: Professor:
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Abstract In societies past, present and most certainly future, desire for a loving relationship with one’s “soul mate” is subconsciously one of our ultimate goals as human beings. There are several instances where there is only love and care for one another and abuse would be so far out of the question that it wouldn’t even be considered. This is not the case for all relationships though; unfortunately there are abusive men and women in this world that take their aggression out on their significant other and for a multitude of reasons the victim will not or cannot leave the abuser. There is a lot of controversy that this is something that cannot be stopped and that it is a “mental” issue, or even as significant as a syndrome. We study the idea of the Battered women syndrome which is defined as, “repeated episodes of physical assault on a woman by the person with whom he/she lives or with whom he/she has a relationship, often resulting in serious physical and psychological damage to the man/woman”. Understanding what the battered woman defense is, we must recognize that it is defined as, “Evidence of past abuse offered by women charged with violence against their abusers to show its psychological effects as a part of their claim of self-defense”. Because a “syndrome” has been established for a woman being in an abusive relationship, naturally there then follows a defense for this type of situation.
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  • Spring '14
  • Voluntary Intoxication, Ms. Francis

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