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Should infliction of emotional distress, mere words, or verbal abuse be criminalized? I am Lucie Olejnikova and I invite you to please tune to our latest podcast where Leslie Yalof Garfield, Professor of Law, and Bridget Crawford, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, from Pace Law School, discuss this interesting question in connection to the France’s proposed legislation that would criminalize verbal and mental abuse in domestic situations.

Professor Garfield, an expert in criminal law and torts, is focusing on this issue in her upcoming article, Intentional Infliction by Internet: The Case for a Criminal Law Theory of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.



Playing time: 12:45

Further Reading

Words Hurt: France Contemplates Prohibition on Psychological and Verbal Abuse of Domestic Partner – Prof. Garfield’s post on Feminist Law Professors blog.

France mulls ‘psychological violence’ ban – BBC

French Bid to Ban Marital Abuse That’s Psychological – TIME

France Moves to Outlaw Mental Abuse In Marriages – NPR

Featured Music

“D” by Aaron Derington, available from PodsafeAudio.


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