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Women and crime: premenstrual issues



The link between premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and deviant behaviour is examined in this paper. Easteal discusses historical, medical and feminist perspectives on the issue, and presents a summary of research findings. She reviews the application of PMS as a defence strategy both in Australia and overseas. In looking to the future, Easteal highlights the need to know more about specific diagnostic criteria, aetiology and effective treatment.

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Easteal P. 1991. Women and crime: premenstrual issues. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 31. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi31