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The Abuse Excuse: And Other Cop-Outs, Sob Stories, and Evasions of Responsibility

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According to renowned defense attorney and Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, abuse excuses are enabling people to get away with murder - literally. From the Menendez brothers to Lorena Bobbitt, more and more Americans accused of violent crimes are admitting to the charges, but arguing that they shouldn't be held legally responsible. The reason: they're victims - of an abusive parent, a violent spouse, a traumatic experience, ethnic hatred, society at large, or anything else - who struck back at a real or perceived ...

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The Abuse Excuse: And Other Cop-Outs, Sob Stories, and Evasions of Responsibility
1995, Back Bay Books

ISBN-13: 9780316181020

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The Abuse Excuse: And Other Cop-Outs, Sob Stories, and Evasions of Responsibility
1994, Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780316181358

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