This Article argues that an evolutionary analysis of the role of apology in human interactions helps us to identify contexts where victims are prone to excessively forgive wrongdoing. The Article explores two of those contexts—spouse abuse and medical malpractice—and begins to explore ways that the law does and should attempt to counteract the negative effects of excessive forgiveness.
Erin A. O'Hara,
Apology and Thick Trust: What Spouse Abusers and Negligent Doctors Might Have in Common,
Chi.-Kent L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/cklawreview/vol79/iss3/27