After Homicide describes the collective responses of bereaved people to the aftermath of violent death, a subject not dealt with in any detail in the literature that is currently available. The book concentrates particularly on the birth, development and organization of the self help and campaigning groups that emerged in the last decade.
About the Author
Paul Rock is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Table of Contents
1. Homicide in England and Wales
2. Bereavement after Homicide
3. Bereavement as a Career
4. The Moral Economy of the Homicide Survivor
5. Beginnings: From The Compassionate Friends to Parents of Murdered Children
6. Victim Support and Parents of Murdered Children
7. The Campaigning Survivors: Justice for Victims, Activism, and the Mass Media
8. The Politics of Justice for Victims
9. The Evolution of SAMM