Published: July, 2013| Cindene Pezzell

Do “Stand Your Ground” (SYG) laws exclude victims of battering Are they particularly harmful to victims of battering who defend themselves Is the problem with the laws themselves or the application of the laws Should these laws be repealed or modified The discussion explores what SYG laws are (and aren’t); gives examples of how laws have been misapplied; discusses how SYG laws can actually reduce barriers for victims of battering who defend themselves; offers suggestions about how to increase likelihood of proper application of the law. (This webinar, originally scheduled before the verdict in the Zimmerman case, does not include an extensive discussion on that case or any other specific cases.)