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Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies Film Looks at Domestic Violence

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2014


The Western New England School of Law, Domestic Violence Series began this week with the viewing of the film Crime After Crime, followed by a discussion. This program is part of a series sponsored by the Law Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies & Career Services. Crime After Crime tells the story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence. Over 26 years in prison could not crush her spirit, despite the wrongs she suffered, first at the hands of a violent boyfriend, and later by prosecutors who used the threat of the death penalty to corner her into a life behind bars. Debbie’s story takes an unexpected turn two decades later when two rookie land-use attorneys step forward to take on her case pro bono.


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