This Note will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the decision in State v. Norman, and will discuss whether this ruling provides solutions or further problems for the legal system in this area of controversy. In scrutinizing what has been labeled the "battered spouse syndrome," the legal profession must answer a question. Is the use of the syndrome creating a perfect defense or is it opening the door to the perfect crime?



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