Thinking differently in order to see accurately: Explaining why we are convicting women we might otherwise be burying* Event as iCalendar

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06 June 2019

6 - 7pm

Venue: Small Chem Lecture Theatre

Location: Room G050, Level G, Building 301, 23 Symonds St, School of Chemical Sciences, Auckland

Host: Auckland Law School

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It has been suggested that legal professionals/expert witnesses frequently use outdated and inaccurate understandings of intimate partner violence when presenting facts at trial and applying the law to those facts. In this lecture, Professor Julia Tolmie will argue that, as a result, defendants who have committed offences in response to their intimate partner violence victimisation may be automatically precluded from accessing the criminal defences that should be available to them. She will use the facts of a particular homicide case to make this point.**

*This is a misquote of Professor Elizabeth Sheehy, Defending Battered Women on Trial: Lessons from the Transcripts, UBC Press, 2014, 241.

**The information contained in the case could be emotionally disturbing to some members of the audience.





Julia Tolmie
Professor Julia Tolmie