In the Shadow of Death: Restorative Justice and Death Row Families / Edition 1

In the Shadow of Death: Restorative Justice and Death Row Families / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Beck, Sarah Britto, Arlene Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195179412

ISBN-13: 9780195179415

Pub. Date: 02/08/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The press called Martin's actions a "crime spree." Terrified that his son would be sentenced to die, Martin's father Phillip committed suicide; ironically, the jury, moved by this desperate act, spared Martin's life. Phillip's story, like those of the other parents, siblings, children, and cousins chronicled here, vividly illustrates the precarious position occupied…  See more details below

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The press called Martin's actions a "crime spree." Terrified that his son would be sentenced to die, Martin's father Phillip committed suicide; ironically, the jury, moved by this desperate act, spared Martin's life. Phillip's story, like those of the other parents, siblings, children, and cousins chronicled here, vividly illustrates the precarious position occupied by capital offenders' families. Living in the shadow of death, they are crushed by trauma, grief, and helplessness. In this penetrating account of guilt and innocence, shame and triumph, devastating loss and ultimate redemption, their voices add a new dimension to the debate about capital punishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195179415
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Steve Earle vii

Note to Readers xvii

Part I Shadow of Death

1 Why Do Offenders' Families Matter? 3

2 Understanding Restorative Justice 12

3 Meet the Families 27

Part II Storytelling

4 Death Penalty Trials 51

5 "You Didn't Punish Him, You Punished Me" 74

6 Children of the Condemned 92

7 Psychological Distress 114

Part III Restorative Justice

8 Life Is Different 139

9 Organizing for Abolition 157

10 Reaching Out 177

11 Systems Failure 197

12 Shining Light in the Shadows 221

Afterword Pamela Blume Leonard 236

Appendix A Methods for Gathering Information about Offenders' Families 239

Appendix B Process of a Death Penalty Trial 249

Notes 257

Bibliography 283

Index 295

Photos follow page 136

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