A study into the impact of feminism upon legal discourse in criminal justice policies on wife battering in Canada.

Taunya Anne. Goguen
Feminist scholars have become aware of the risks of engaging law to address women's needs and concerns. In fact, several Canadian feminist writers (Currie, 1990; Snider, 1991) argue that the criminal justice system is not a reliable ally for feminists, and suggest that relying on it will not empower women, but will sustain institutions that perpetuate the status quo of political, economic and familial relations which subordinate women to men. The purpose of this study...
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