What Is the Battered Woman’s Syndrome in Domestic Violence?

It is sadly common for a woman to tell police that while her husband punched her, she believes she deserved it.  She may explain that she burned the dinner or forgot to pick up his dry cleaning.  She may not say this in so many words, but she may be oddly unemotional about her injuries and instead be more concerned about her husband leaving for jail or prison because she does not work.  A prosecutor may recognize this.  To read more about this issue, click on the following link.


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