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No Legal Way Out

R v Ryan, Domestic Abuse, and the Defence of Duress

by (author) Nadia Verrelli & Lori Chambers

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Category
Gender & the Law, Feminism & Feminist Theory, Legal History
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774838085
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $75.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774838092
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $27.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774838115
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $99.00

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Description

An RCMP sting caught Nicole Doucet (Ryan) trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband. It was supposed to be an open-and-shut case. It wasn’t. No Legal Way Out details the process, the media coverage, and the legal implications of R v Ryan, all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. The outcome of the case limited the legal options for women seeking to escape abuse and had a damaging impact on public perceptions of domestic violence. This unabashedly feminist analysis explains why the court, the police, and the media let down all women trapped by intimate partner terrorism.

About the authors

Nadia Verrelli is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, Laurentian University and a research associate at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations.

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Lori Chambers teaches at McMaster University. She is the author of Married Women and Property Law in Western Ontario.

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