Women Who Kill: Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice / Centre for Women’s Justice webinar

Cambridge Law Faculty published this video item, entitled “Women Who Kill: Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice / Centre for Women’s Justice webinar” – below is their description.

This webinar explored the ground-breaking research published by Centre for Women’s Justice earlier this year and discussed the urgent need for reforms which it highlights.

The research examines why women kill abusive partners and the many ways they are failed by the criminal justice system – from the failures to protect women from abuse in the first place, through to the unjust punishment of women whose actions are motivated by self preservation. The research authors will discuss the report’s findings and recommendations with key academics and practitioners, and consider its wider implications for the criminal justice response to women whose offending or alleged offending arises from their experience of domestic abuse.


– Chair: Professor Nicola Padfield QC (Hon)

– Harriet Wistrich – Director of Centre for Women’s Justice

– Sophie Howes – Researcher and main report author

– Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe – Director and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Institute of Criminology

– Dr Rachel Clement Tolley – John Collier Fellow and College Lecturer in Law

– Clare Wade QC – Leading criminal defence barrister

– Katy Swaine Williams – Consultant at the Centre for Women’s Justice

For fuller information see: https://www.cccj.law.cam.ac.uk/past-events-0

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