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Targeted Podcast True Crime Domestic Violence

Apr 23, 2018

When Wanda Maddux took the stand to testify in her own defense, she told the jury that the day before her daughter died her husband, Ronnie, "acted plumb wild. He's been mean before, but I've never seen him that bad." 

Will Wanda be able to convince the jury that Ronald Maddux was a batterer who targeted Melisha for abuse without her consent or approval?

Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence. We’ll investigate one case of family violence each season, using academic research to interpret the events so that we can become better advocates.


Getting Off Podcast:  Thanks to Jessa Nicholson Goetz for her legal help (around minute 28!!)


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Articles in today's episode:

Fugate, Jeanne A. (2001).“Who's Failing Whom? A Critical Look at Failure-to-Protect Laws.” N.Y.U. Law Review, Vol. 76, 272-308

Johnson, Anne J. (1987). “Criminal Liability for Parents Who Fail to Protect.” Law & Inequality: A Journal of  Theory and Practice, Vol 5, Issue 2, 359-390