Com v. Dillion Amicus Brief
Dr. Amanda Zelechoski
Arts and Sciences
In the 1986 case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Dillon, Carol Dillon was found guilty of murder in the third degree after stabbing her husband to death. In this case, expert evidence for the defense was denied due to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania not acknowledging battered women’s syndrome as an adequate self-defense argument. In this poster I will be arguing against the dismissal of expert evidence regarding battered women’s syndrome based on legal precedent and current psychological literature.
Jenkins, Kayla, "Com v. Dillion Amicus Brief" (2018). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 734.