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Examining Intersection of Consumer Credit and Domestic Violence - Episode 187

Former ABI Resident Scholar Melissa Jacoby talks with Prof. Angela K. Littwin of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law about Littwin's research about the relationship between consumer credit and domestic violence. Littwin interviewed domestic violence victims about coerced debt, which occurs when the abuser in a violent relationship obtains credit in the victim's name via fraud or coercion.

Additional Articles:

- "Escaping Battered Credit: A Proposal for Repairing Credit Reports Damaged by Domestic Violence," 161 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 363 (2013).

- "Coerced Debt: The Role of Consumer Credit in Domestic Violence," 100 California Law Review 951 (2012).

Podcast Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016