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Hidden victims : the effects of the death penalty on families of the accused

Author: Susan F Sharp
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2005.
Series: Critical issues in crime and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan F Sharp
ISBN: 0813535832 9780813535838 0813535840 9780813535845
OCLC Number: 56482297
Description: xv, 224 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The death penalty, victims' families, and families of prisoners --
Dealing with the horror : "we're sentenced, too" --
Trying to cope: withdrawal, anger, and joining --
The grief process : denial and horror, the BADD cycle (bargaining, activity, disillusionment and desperation) --
Facing the end : families and execution --
Aftermath : picking up the pieces --
"But he's innocent--" : dealing with wrongful accusations and convictions --
Double losers : being both a victim's family member and an offender's family member --
Family after the fact : fictive kin and death row marriages --
The death penalty and families, revisited.
Series Title: Critical issues in crime and society.
Responsibility: Susan F. Sharp.
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In the US, murderers, particularly those sentenced to death, are usually considered as entirely different from the rest of us. Sociologist Susan F. Sharp challenges perspective by reminding us that  Read more...


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"Without denying the horror of the crimes that most death row inmates have committed or the need for confinement of those inmates, Sharp raises the question of whether Americans would still support Read more...

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