WINGS #07-22 Battered Women's Defense - FOR WEEK OF MAY 29. 2022
Why would she kill her husband?
Uploaded: 27 Apr, 2022
Recording Date: 15 Aug, 1996
Recording Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #07-22 Battered Women's Defense - FOR WEEK OF MAY 29. 2022
Description: Speaking to a group of attorneys in Kansas City, forensic psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker explains the development of battered women's syndrome as closely akin to the PTSD suffered by soldiers in battle. The effects of repeated trauma can create an overwhelming sense of threat and terror even when not in the throes of an immediate attack. This understanding can be used to defend women who kill their abusers, who have often been handed more severe sentences than those given men who kill the women they are abusing.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Psychologist and expert witness, Dr. Lenore Walker, author of The Battered Woman Syndrome
Credits: Audio recorded and edited by Frieda Werden
Comments: Issues affecting women, unfortunately, stay current for a very long time.
Health > Mental HealthType: Weekly Program
Politics > Feminism
Regional > United States
Science and Technology > Medicine
Society and Culture > Women
|Comments: Dr. Lenore Walker, recorded in 1992 in Kansas City, speaking to lawyers about her Battered Women's Defense - recorded and edited by Frieda Werden