In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Elizabeth Sheehy about her new book, which looks at the cases of 11 women who are accused of killing their male partners in self-defence.
The book is called: Defending Battered Women on Trial: Lessons From the Transcripts, and it highlights the barriers women face leaving their abusers as well as the practical and legal dilemmas that face battered women on trial for murder.
Elizabeth Sheehy is Shirley Greenberg Professor of Women and the Legal Profession in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. She is a leading scholar on the legal system’s treatment of battered women in Canada.
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