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More Than Victims

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Donald Alexander DownsProfessor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

ISBN13: 9780226161600
ISBN: 0226161609
Published: December 1996
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £22.50

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Donald Downs offers an analysis of the injustices behind the logic of battered woman syndrome, concluding that this very logic harms those it is trying to protect. The text argues that battered women often adopt heroic means of survival, retaining accurate, reasoned perceptions concerning the actions and intentions of their abusers, and to portray battered women as lacking reason and will undermines otherwise valid self-defence claims and hurts women more generally.;Also explored in the work is the ""Syndrome Society"" more generally. The author asserts that justice can be achieved without stripping victims of reason and reponsibility - the very attributes that make citizenship possible.

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