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    analysis, I will attempt to cover the basis of Battered Women’s Syndrome as a legal defense. This will cover the historical context of Battered Women’s Syndrome as a legal defense, which will of course require a brief review of what battered women’s syndrome is by using experts in the field, usually psychologists. When reviewing the historical context of such a subversive topic, it is essential to the structure that we look at actual cases involving battered women such as abuse being reported and cases that

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    1. What is wrong with the criminal justice system’s response to battered women? Battered women oftentimes endure far more trauma than the abuse they receive from their abusers. It is not unusual for battered women to be blamed for the abuse they receive. This blame not only come from the criminal justice system, it also come from other professionals, such as law enforcement officials, social workers/caseworkers with the Department of Human Resources and even medical professionals (Barnett, Miller-Perrin

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    outcomes for many women. Some women fight for justice to protect themselves and their families and have to suffer consequences within the criminal justice system. This leads to a topic that is repeated through different generations. Domestic Violence is a reoccurring problem that happens in different generations amongst women. Women who kill their abusive husbands is less likely to walk away from the criminal justice system without being charged for some type of battered crime. Battered women syndrome is

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    Battered women are women with mental issues due to abusive behavior by a man at home as an after effect of severe, lengthy abuse. A woman is considered battered when she feels discouraged, oppressed, and ineligible to leave the abusive circumstances. In spite of the fact that it may appear the victim can easily leave her situation, however, it feels totally impossible for her. Feeling frightful and powerless, and in some cases even trusting that her abuser will quit abusing her, the victim stays

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    This study was conducted by Rudy J. Aguilar, Narina , Nightingale( March ,1994).The purpose of this study was to examine the self esteem of 48 women who were battered and compared to them with the group of 48 non battered women .The group of battered women experienced lower self esteem than the non battered women. Four cluster of battering experience were identified, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and miscellaneous abuse. Analysis indicates that emotional controlling abuse was the

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    Battered Women Syndrome

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    behavior triggered battered-women syndrome. Battered- women syndrome refers to the male batter’s violent behavior patterns towards the female victims and her response towards the abuse (Walker, 1984b). This paper will show that women stay with their abuser due to the post-traumatic stress disorder, learned helplessness, and emotional intelligence. Walker (1991)

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    Empowerment of Battered Women”, Chronister and Hawley McWhirter depict that when women leave an abusive environment without access to the necessary needs such as housing, safety, and financial assistance, women will experience failed attempts to escape as well as negative outcomes. Some examples of negative experiences are, police who downplay and validate the abuser’s behaviors as acceptable because she is married to the abuser and/or they have mutual children together, or women having no knowledge

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    Battered Women Syndrome The Battered Women Syndrome is a series of characteristics in women who are physically and psychologically abused by an important dominant male in their lives. These women learn helplessness and dependency; sometimes these characteristics originate from childhood. According to Dr. Lenore E. Walker, a woman must experience two cycles, before she can be labeled a “battered woman”. The two cycles are called the “cycle of violence”. This cycle leads to the feeling that

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    Traumatic stress symptoms in children of battered women by Sandra A. Graham Bermann and Alytia A. Levendosky, is the article I read. After reading this article it arose memories that I had suppressed since I was child. I tried to recollect as much I could from when I was child if the article was relatable to my experience. I asked myself was I a child with behavioral problems? I can honestly say I feared my mother and never wanted to disappoint her so I was always on my best behavior. However, I

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    experience, many battered women do not leave their abusive husbands because they sincerely believe that they didn’t mean to hurt them or that they did something to piss them off. Many feel guilty and think they were the cause of the physical abuse. However, it turns out that, “Almost half of the women who die due to homicide are killed by their current or former husbands or boyfriends” (Siegel, 354). If it is not guilt that keeps them from leaving, its fear. Many battered women have bought into

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