No legal way out : R. v. Ryan, domestic abuse, and the defence of duress (Book, 2021) []
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No legal way out : R. v. Ryan, domestic abuse, and the defence of duress

No legal way out : R. v. Ryan, domestic abuse, and the defence of duress

Author: Nadia Verrelli; Lori Chambers
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, [2021] ©2021
Series: Landmark cases in Canadian law.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Verrelli, Nadia, 1975-
No legal way out.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2021
Named Person: Nicole Doucet; Nicole Doucet
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadia Verrelli; Lori Chambers
ISBN: 9780774838085 0774838086 9780774838092 0774838094
OCLC Number: 1243350413
Description: viii, 199 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Understanding domestic abuse and femicide --
Nicole Doucet, her story, and her trial --
Decisions of the courts --
Policing the police? --
Trial by media.
Series Title: Landmark cases in Canadian law.
Responsibility: Nadia Verrelli and Lori Chambers.


No Legal Way Out tells the story of one woman who felt trapped in an abusive relationship - and in a system that gave her no way to escape.  Read more...


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"Verrelli and Chambers provide readers with a marvelously compelling version of a case with great public importance. This is an important and impressive work." -- Constance Backhouse, University of Read more...

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