Jodi Arias - Travis Alexander - Murder - Criminal - Abuse Defense - 65 Slides
Jodi Arias: her unrequited love for Travis Alexander, when all he wanted was a sexual relationship with her, led to her murderous attack while he was showering after their last tryst.

There is a powerpoint presentations on the Jodi Arias case. It has its own 20 Point multiple choice quiz with answer key included. There are also Flashcards for review, testing and/or class discussion. Both the Powerpoint Presentation and Flashcards are highly visual & textual.

The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook author.


The problem with this case is that there was no bodily harm. Arias was never beaten by Alexander and all sex she had with him was consensual by her own admission. This is the slippery slope that American law has not wanted to slide down in opening the door to women defending themselves from domestically violent men.

To open the door wider means that American law would consider arguments about the psychological damage that a woman felt from a relationship as justification for murder. With that, the floodgates would be open for unrequited love to mask itself as psychological damage. It is quite a leap to go from battered women who are raped by their husbands and boyfriends to women who are psychologically damaged by the unhealthy relationships they choose to have with certain men.

The law has always been very clear about what it expects in the case of unrequited love. It expects the unrequited lover to walk away and trouble the object of love no more. The law seems unlikely to change this stance and it would be vastly injurious to society as a whole if it did.
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Created: Oct 8, 2016

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