Homicide: The Hidden Victims: A Resource for Professionals

Homicide: The Hidden Victims: A Resource for Professionals

by Deborah Spungen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803957777

ISBN-13: 9780803957770

Pub. Date: 10/08/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The author of this groundbreaking volume is not only a social scientist and victim advocate; she is also the mother of a murder victim. Deborah Spungen illustrates how and why family members become co-victims when a loved one is murdered, and she poignantly addresses the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological effects of such traumatic events. These

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The author of this groundbreaking volume is not only a social scientist and victim advocate; she is also the mother of a murder victim. Deborah Spungen illustrates how and why family members become co-victims when a loved one is murdered, and she poignantly addresses the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological effects of such traumatic events. These "invisible victims" often find their wounds compounded by confusion and a sense of aloneness in the aftermath of such a tragic event.

The author draws on research, personal insight and case examples to illuminate critical issues that surround: family notification of a loved one's murder, effects of murder on family and friends of the victim, media influences, traumatic grief, circumstantial influences, the criminal justice system and reconstruction and healing. The book will be invaluable for mental health practitioners and victim advocates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803957770
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/08/1997
Series:
Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Making Known the Hidden
The Dynamics of Murder
Traumatic Grief
A New Model
Murder and the Family System
Circumstantial Influences
Death Notification
The Long-term Impact
Interventions and Advocacy
Justice for All
Do Co-Victims Have Legal Rights?
Facing the Media
Reconstructing a New Life
Endings and Beginnings

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