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(124)  Extending diminished responsibility: battered women

On 18 July 2001 a Court of Five Judges extended the doctrine of diminished responsibility in murder cases, taking it beyond the previously established position in which such a claim required a state of mind bordering on insanity or some … Continue reading

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