Media and Podcast Appearances

The Case for Decriminalizing Domestic Violence with Leigh Goodmark, Public Defenseless Podcast, April 2, 2024

Criminalization of Gender Violence Survivors, Law & Disorder (KPFA), June 12, 2023

Criminalizing the Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Against the Grain, April 12, 2023

Leigh Goodmark, Imperfect Victims: Criminalization and the Promise of Abolition Feminism, Forthright Radio, March 10, 2023

Leigh Goodmark on "Imperfect Victims," Keen On, January 2, 2023

Decriminalizing Domestic Violence w/ Leigh Goodmark, Law & Disorder (KPFA), October 25, 2022

Why It's Still Hard to Come Forward 5 Years After #MeToo, Washington Post, October 5, 2022

X Domestic Violence: Prof. Leigh Goodmark & Floyd, Incarcerated Advocate, Abolition X Podcast, April 12, 2022

The Violence Against Women Act Hurts Survivors--Here's How, Now This News, April 5, 2022

DC Based Organization Tests Program Aimed at Stopping Gender Based Violence, Fox5 (Washington DC), March 17, 2022

Believe Her (Chapter 4), Lemonada

Social Media: Harm and Transformative Justice, Future Tense, December 19, 2021

Revisited: What Can We Learn From Lisa Montgomery, Sky News, August 16, 2021

How the Legal System Can Better Address a Rise in Domestic Violence Amid the Pandemic, NPR's All Things Considered, February 25, 2021

Coercive Control and the Definition of Domestic Abuse, WAMU's 1A, February 11, 2021

Leigh Goodmark on Domestic Partner Violence, Ipse Dixit, August 7, 2020

What Should Happen to Abusers if We Don't Lock Them Up?, For Harriet, July 8, 2020

The Critical Criminologist with Leigh Goodmark, The Critical Criminologist, April 7, 2020

Decriminalising Domestic Violence, ABC (Australia) Big Ideas with Paul Barclay, February 19, 2020

Decriminalizing Intimate Partner Violence, Against the Grain, February 5, 2019

Does the Violence Against Women Act Actually Prevent Violence?, WNYC's The Takeaway, October 22, 2018


Quoted In...

Dillon Mullan and Lilly Price, "Rachel Morin's family reaches out to community to help find suspect in Bel Air killing," The Baltimore Sun, September 6, 2023.

Hallie Miller, "While police stalled in serving a warrant, a victim of abuse was killed," The Baltimore Banner, July 28, 2023.

Wilson Criscione, "WA judge accused of domestic violence leads victims seeking protection to steer clear," The Seattle Times, July 2, 2023.

Jessica Washington, "Attorneys Break Down Jonathan Majors' Public Legal Strategy," The Root, June 23, 2023.

Dylan Segelbaum, "In Maryland, the older a prisoner gets, the less likely he or she will be paroled, report finds," The Baltimore Banner, May 23, 2023.

Angelina Chapin, "The Jonathan Majors Fallout Has Begun," New York Magazine, April 19, 2023.

Rebekah Barber, "'Violence is not the answer to violence': Lawyer makes case for abolition feminism in new book," The 19th, February 3, 2023. 

Victoria Law, "Leigh Goodmark on 'Imperfect Victims' and the Need for Abolition Feminism," The Nation, February 2, 2023.
Alanna Vagianos, "When the Criminal Legal System Doesn't Believe 'Imperfect Victims,'" Huffington Post, January 31, 2023.

Brandon Soderberg, "Celeb Prosecutor's Own Kidnapping is Now a True Crime Fiasco," The Daily Beast, January 29, 2023.

Justine van der Leun, "Kelly Harnett Had to Get Free," New York, January 4, 2023.

Sabrina Schnur, "Domestic violence victims share opinions on justice in UNLV, SafeNest study," Las Vegas Review-Journal, December 22, 2022.

Nicole Einbinder, "The judge called Kenne McFadden a 'nuisance'--and let the man accused of killing her walk free."  The Insider, December 15, 2022.

Michelle Mark and Hannah Beckler, "No Way Out," The Insider, December 9, 2022.

Victoria Law, "The Manhattan DA Finally Keeps Campaign Promise Not to Prosecute a Domestic Violence Victim," The Nation, November 21, 2022.

Piper French, "Can a District Attorney Dismantle Mass Incarceration and Fight for Gender Justice?" The Nation, November 1, 2022.

Victoria Law, "21,000 Supporters Urge Alvin Bragg to Free Tracy McCarter," The Nation, October 25, 2022.

Ray Carter, "Self-Defense Can Land Domestic-Abuse Victims in Jail," Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, September 14, 2022.

Janelle Stecklein, "Advocates seek to stop criminalizing domestic abuse survivors," Enid News and Eagle, September 14, 2022.

Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, "A Domestic-Violence Hotline for Abusers," New York Magazine, July 22, 2022.

Victoria Law, "'The Worst Abuser You Could Ever Have,'" The Nation, July 18, 2022.

Abigail Higgins, "The gun deal could close the 'boyfriend loophole.' Here's what it is," Washington Post, June 14, 2022.

Alden Gonzalez, "Everything we know about Trevor Bauer's grievance hearing against MLB," ESPN, May 23, 2022.

Sophie Boutboul, "Violents au travail, des policiers peuvent aussi l’être à la maison," Mediapart, April 12, 2022.

Jessica Washington, "DA Alvin Bragg Still Won't Drop Charges Against Manhattan Woman Charged with Murder Who Says She Acted in Self-Defense," The City, March 14, 2022.

Carly Stern, "California Tries a New Approach for Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Afraid to Call the Police," Witness LA, December 21, 2021.

Victoria Law, "Attorneys Raise Body Camera Evidence Questions in Manhattan 'Self-Defense' Murder Case," Gothamist, November 20, 2021.

Sarah Lustbader, "Making Room for Forgiveness," New York Review of Books, November 18, 2021.

Jenna Ryu, "A TikTok Couple Became Famous for Their 'Perfect' Relationship; Then He Was Accused of Killing Her," USA Today, November 17, 2021.

Brian Klaas, "Focus on Who Police Are, Not What They Do," The Atlantic, November 4, 2021.

Alia E. Dastagir, "From Gabby Petito to Tyga to 'MAID': 'I don't know how many moment we have to have before it matters," USA Today, October 22, 2021.

Jeanine Santucci, "Gabby Petito Was Strangled.  Experts Say Such an Assault is a Red Flag for Intimate Partner Homicides," USA Today, October 12, 2021.

Victoria Law, "Maddesyn George Killed Her Alleged Rapist.  Prosecutors Blocked Her Self-Defense Claims," The Intercept, October 8, 2021.

Patricia Leigh Brown, "After Lives Fraught With Pain, Housing That Says 'You're Worthy,'" New York Times, October 8, 2021.

Maria Luisa Paul, "Police Mishandled 'Red Flag' of Domestic Violence in Gabby Petito Confrontation, Experts Say," Washington Post, October 2, 2021.

Melissa Jeltsen, "This Is Why Cops Shouldn't Handle All Domestic Violence Calls," The Cut, September 22, 2021.

Eileen Guo, "Police Are Giving Amazon Ring Cameras to Survivors of Domestic Violence.  Is It Helping?," Consumer Reports, September 20, 2021.

Andy Newman, "Barred From Her Own Home: How a Tool for Fighting Domestic Abuse Fails," New York Times, June 17, 2021.

Carter Sherman, "A Woman Tried to Protect Her Kids From An Abuser.  Now, She's Being Detained by ICE," VICE News, June 8, 2021.

Lauren Gill, "Prosecutors Ignored Evidence of Her Estranged Husband's Abuse.  She Faces 25 Years in Prison for Murder," The Intercept, May 24, 2021.

Joseph Jaafari, "Grindr Murder: Could Kevin Bacon's Death Have Been Prevented?," Rolling Stone, April 9, 2021.

Natalie Schreyer, "Entrapped by Abusers.  Imprisoned for Life." Ms. Magazine, March 30, 2021.

Abigail Higgins and Olufemi O. Taiwo, "How the Violence Against Women Act Failed Women," The Nation, March 23, 2021.

Dugan Arnett and Andrew Ryan, "Police Have Long Had a Haphazard, Lax Response to Domestic Violence Within the Ranks," Boston Globe, March 19, 2021.

Michael Kaplan, "Only 5 Women Have Been Federally Executed--and Lisa Montgomery Could Be Next," New York Post, January 9, 2021.

Alisha Haridasani Gupta, "Is the Legal System an Effective Solution to Domestic Violence?," New York Times, December 15, 2020.

Alaina Demopoulos, "How the 'Cop Wives' of TikTok Stand by Their Men," Daily Beast, November 20, 2020.

Madeleine Carlisle, "What to Know About Lisa Montgomery, The First Woman Executed by the Federal Government in Nearly 70 Years," Time, November 20, 2020.

Elizabeth Nolan Brown, "Joe Biden Should Stop Bragging About the Violence Against Women Act," Reason, October 29, 2020.

Zoe Carpenter, "A Reckoning Inside the Domestic-Violence Movement," The Nation, October 7, 2020.

Victoria Law, "After Six Months on Rikers, A Nurse Stands Accused of Murder in a Case She Says Was Self-Defense," Gothamist, September 9, 2020.

Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners, "Violence Cannot Remedy Violence," Boston Review, August 21, 2020.

Jessica Pishko, "The Defund Movement Aims to Change the Policing and Prosecution of Domestic Violence," The Appeal, July 28, 2020.

Melissa Jeltsen, "Don't Use Domestic Violence Victims to Derail Police Reform," HuffPost, June 5, 2020.

Natalie Schreyer, "They Suffered Years of Abuse.  Now They're Trapped Behind Bars in a Pandemic," Mother Jones, May 28, 2020.

Justine van der Leun, "The Evidence Against Her," Medium, May 27, 2020.

Ovetta Wiggins, "Maryland's Longest-Serving Female Prisoner Had COVID-19.  Lawmakers Push for Her Release," Washington Post, May 20, 2020.

Luke Barr, "Behind Bars for 40 Years, Maryland Woman Seeks Release Due to COVID-19," ABC News, May 6, 2020.

Rachel Louise Snyder, "When Can a Woman Who Kills Her Abuser Claim Self-Defense?," The New Yorker, December 20, 2019.

Rachel Aviv, "What If Your Abusive Husband is a Cop?," The New Yorker, September 30, 2019.

Jane Bradley and Katie J.M. Baker, "Leaked Records Reveal Tony Robbins Berated Abuse Victims, and Former Followers Accuse Him of Sexual Advances," BuzzFeed News, May 17, 2019.

Diana Moskovitz, "The Long Shadow of Joe Biden's Legacy on Violence Against Women," Jezebel, April 25, 2019.

Melissa Jeltsen, "Joe Biden's Proudest Achievement Looks a Lot More Complicated in 2020," HuffPost, April 7 2019.

Alia E. Dastagir, "What if Lorena Bobbitt Were on Trial Now?  How Perception of Abuse Has (or Hasn't) Changed," USA Today, February 14, 2019.

Leigh Goodmark

Upcoming Appearances/Events

Date Venue Address
Date: April 23, 2024
Venue: Skylark Bookshop Address: 22 S. 9th Street
Columbia, Missouri
Date: April 25, 2024
Venue: Left Bank Books Address: 399 N. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri

Recent Appearances/Events

Date Venue Address
Date: March 19, 2024
7:00pm -
Venue: Books and Books Address: 265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida