Leigh Goodmark

Leigh Goodmark has been questioning the criminal legal system's response to gender-based violence for more than twenty years.  In her books, articles, and media appearances Professor Goodmark has argued that the criminal legal system fails to decrease or deter gender-based violence and punishes the victims of that violence.  Professor Goodmark's critique of the criminal legal system is grounded in her twenty-five years of representing people abused by their partners and incarcerated survivors of violence abused by the state.

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