Monday, January 11, 2010
The French parliament is mulling a law that would recognize a new crime of “psychological violence.”
Among the provisions is Article 17, which provides (translated):
“To submit a spouse to acts or words repeated with the effect of degradation of living conditions of the victim that may affect his rights and dignity and bring about a deterioration of his physical or mental health is punishable by three years of imprisonment and a € 75,000 fine.”
NPR reported on this development, then held an interview with Dr. Steven Stosny, a psychologist.
The following is my transcript of a January 8, 2010 interview broadcast on NPR between Michele Norris and Dr. Stosny. Here is the link to this interview:
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