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Litigating Domestic Violence Cases: Accurate, Reliable Research Can Make a Difference

When representing men accused of domestic violence, do lawyers consider hiring an expert for the defense? The authors note that experts can help attorneys and jurors better understand the role of stereotypes and how they play a significant role in domestic violence cases. Despite recent research finding that domestic violence is not necessarily a crime against women, the traditional ways of thinking about domestic violence continue to inform how cases are prosecuted.