Wounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-based Perspectives on the Death Penalty / Edition 1

Wounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-based Perspectives on the Death Penalty / Edition 1

by James R. Acker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594600805

ISBN-13: 9781594600807

Pub. Date: 01/30/2006

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

This volume presents perspectives of murder victims' family members, academics, and crime victims' advocates regarding an intensely debated issue about which surprisingly little information exists: the significance of capital punishment to murder victims' survivors. The book includes more than twenty chapters that examine a variety issues concerning these survivors,…  See more details below

Overview

This volume presents perspectives of murder victims' family members, academics, and crime victims' advocates regarding an intensely debated issue about which surprisingly little information exists: the significance of capital punishment to murder victims' survivors. The book includes more than twenty chapters that examine a variety issues concerning these survivors, or co-victims, and the death penalty. These chapters present the personal accounts of victims' family members' experiences with the criminal justice system and examine relevant legal and research issues, including the use of victim impact evidence in capital trials, how the capital punishment process affects co-victims, what is known about the immediate and long-term needs of murder victims' survivors, and how those needs can be addressed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594600807
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
01/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. IPersonal accounts : the experiences of co-victims of murder, other crime victims, and victim advocates
Ch. 1Matters of life or death17
Ch. 2Feelings from the heart33
Ch. 3A tiger by the tail : the mother of a murder victim grapples with the death penalty49
Ch. 4The death sentence : for criminals or victims?69
Ch. 5Building a bridge85
Ch. 6Accidental death is fate, murder is pure evil103
Ch. 7Finding hope : one family's journey111
Ch. 8My journey and the riddle127
Pt. IILegal perspectives
Ch. 9Causing death and sustaining life : the law, capital punishment, and criminal homicide victims' survivors141
Ch. 10Victims, survivors, and the decisions to seek and impose death161
Ch. 11Extinguishing the victims' Payne or acquiescing to the "Demon of error" : confronting the role of victims in capital clemency proceedings179
Ch. 12Putting a square peg in a round hole : victims, retribution, and George Ryan's clemency203
Pt. IIIResearch perspectives
Ch. 13The death penalty and the families of victims : an overview of research issues235
Ch. 14Secondary victimization among families of homicide victims : the impact of the justice process on co-victims' psychological adjustment and service utilization253
Ch. 15Their day in court : the role of murder victims' families in capital juror decision making275
Ch. 16Victim characteristics and victim impact evidence in South Carolina capital gases297
Ch. 17Is restitution possible for murder? - surviving family members speak323
Ch. 18Facilitated dialogue on death row : family members of murder victims and inmates share their experiences349
Pt. IVPolicy implications : capital punishment, criminal justice practices, and victim services
Ch. 19Reaching out to the other side : defense-based victim outreach in capital cases379
Ch. 20Learning from homicide co-victims : a university-based project397
Ch. 21The process of healing and the trial as product : incompatibility, courts, and murder victim family members411
Ch. 22The impact of the death penalty on crime victims and those who serve them431

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