The National Criminal Justice Reference Service offers free online publications on a broad range of criminal justice topics. Under the topic of “Victims,” students can find several reports on research studies of battered women. Understanding the cycle of violence that battered spouses experience can help to be more informed opinions about the “battered woman’s defense.” The Battered Women’s Clemency Project in Michigan helps battered women who have been convicted of murder to petition the state governor for clemency. Its website is very informative.
Choose a report you found online on either of these websites or other domestic violence website that provide information/statistics on domestic violence. Summaries what you read, with citation to the article, for your peers to review.