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Battered woman syndrome can be used as a criminal defense for justifiable homicide.
Starting in the mid-1970s, battered woman syndrome has been acceptable to courts as a reason for self-defense, even in homicide cases where the woman has been charged with killing an abusive spouse or boyfriend. Battered woman syndrome can be proven with the help of expert testimony.