An example of circumstances under which self-defense instructions might be denied based on lack of imminent peril may be found in "battered wife syndrome
Ederlinda Fernandez, president of the Women's Studies Association of the Philippines and vice president for planning, administration and finance at the Western Mindanao State University, said Marifeh Titoh "is suffering from battered wife syndrome
She launched several appeals against her sentence and conviction, claiming to be suffering "battered wife syndrome
" but had just six months knocked off her sentence.
The social sciences have a term for the situation of women who feel compelled to be compliant with the men who are bent on demeaning and humiliating them: They call it battered wife syndrome
At Newcastle Crown Court this week, Judge Beatrice Bolton sentenced the 39-yearold to two years in jail after finding Newman had been suffering from "battered wife syndrome
" at the time of the incident.
The relationship between gays and Democrats is like battered wife syndrome
. We keep coming back for more abuse.
It's the political version of the battered wife syndrome
. Once Democrats are elected and things don't change, progressives are still silent.
A man who kills his wife after finding her in bed with the milkman or a woman suffering from battered wife syndrome
who finally snaps and kills her abusive husband may not even be found guilty of murder and if they are their sentence is likely to be in single figures in terms of years they serve.
He agreed that she showed signs of battered wife syndrome
after years of abuse.
Lawyers acting for her sister, 81-year-old Muriel Jakubait, say Ellis was suffering from 'battered wife syndrome
Justice Pitchford will sentence Edwards after considering a medical report that she may have been suffering from battered wife syndrome
Battered wife syndrome
is not recognised in the US where many women are sentenced without the jury ever hearing evidence of violence from their partners.