Last Words and the Death Penalty: Voices of the Condemned and their Co-Victims

Last Words and the Death Penalty: Voices of the Condemned and their Co-Victims

by Scott Vollum
ISBN-10:
159332264X
ISBN-13:
9781593322649
Pub. Date:
12/15/2007
Publisher:
LFB Scholarly Publishing

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Last Words and the Death Penalty: Voices of the Condemned and their Co-Victims

Vollum analyzes the content of the last statements of the condemned and statements made by co-victims; he seek to "give voice" to these two different groups. Vollum finds that the most dominant themes among the condemned center around transformation, redemption, and positive messages of connection to others. The most dominant themes of co-victims are more conflicting with a mix of frustration with the death penalty process, relief that it is over, and the desire for justice or revenge. Through their own words, we learn that the death penalty is neither a soothing salve for the pain and suffering of co-victims nor simply an extraction of evil and irredeemable criminals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593322649
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Series: Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

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