Words Hurt: Garfield on Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

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Leslie Yalof Garfield (Pace) previously blogged here about France’s consideration of a criminal ban on psychological or verbal abuse of a spouse or live-in partner.  See related news items here (BBC), here (Time Magazine) and here (NPR).

Professor Garfield has a short podcast here (running time approximately 12 minutes).  In the podcast, Professor Garfield describes the French law as a model for the possible development of criminal law in the United States against the intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Check it out!

-Bridget Crawford

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