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Killing McVeigh : the death penalty and the myth of closure

Author: Jody Lyneé Madeira
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Presents a case study of the Oklahoma City bombing to explore how family members and other survivors come to terms with mass murder.

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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jody Lyneé Madeira
ISBN: 1479856673 9781479856671 0814796109 9780814796108 081472454X 9780814724545 0814724558 9780814724552
OCLC Number: 869722944
Description: 336 pages
Contents: Part I. Blood relations --
"A rude awakening" : the origins of the victim-offender relationship --
"He broke into my life" : experiencing the victim-offender relationship --
Opening up "closure" : redefining a controversial term --
Part II. Traumas and trials --
"We come here to remember" : joining advocacy groups --
"God bless the media" : negotiating news coverage --
"Making sure justice was served" : pursuing accountability --
Part III. The road to execution --
Emotion on trial : prosecuting Timothy McVeigh --
Reaching law's limits : trying Terry Nichols and welcoming the McVeigh jury to Oklahoma city --
The storm before the calm : awaiting McVeigh's execution --
The weight of an impossible world : McVeigh confronts his public image --
Done to death : the execution and the end of the victim-offender relationship --
Conclusion: McVeigh Memorialized.
Responsibility: Jody Lyneé Madeira.


Demonstrates the importance of understanding what closure really is before naively asserting it can or has been reached.  Read more...


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"This is an important book . . . . Madeira's thoughts on closure and the workings of memory are provocative, interesting, and deserve attention." * Choice * "Madeira proves a sensitive, nuanced, and Read more...

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