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The Resource Hidden victims : the effects of the death penalty on families of the accused, Susan F. Sharp

Hidden victims : the effects of the death penalty on families of the accused, Susan F. Sharp

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Hidden victims : the effects of the death penalty on families of the accused
Title
Hidden victims
Title remainder
the effects of the death penalty on families of the accused
Statement of responsibility
Susan F. Sharp
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • America is fascinated with murder, as evidenced by the media's elaborate and often sensational coverage of homicides, the plethora of recreated television crime programs-such as America's Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries-and the number of high-grossing films and best-selling novels that revolve around murder plots. We love to be afraid and we love to hate offenders. Murderers, particularly those sentenced to death, we consider to be unusually heinous, often sub-human, and entirely different from the rest of us. In Hidden Victims, sociologist Susan F. Sharp challenges this culturally ingrained perspective by reminding us that those individuals facing a death sentence, in addition to being murderers, are brothers or sisters, mothers or fathers, daughters or sons, relatives or friends. Through a series of vivid and in-depth interviews with families of the accused, she demonstrates how the exceptionally severe way in which we view those on death row trickles down to those with whom they are closely connected. Sharp shows how family members and friends-in effect, the indirect victims of the initial crime-experience a profoundly complicated and socially isolating grief process. Departing from a humanist perspective from which most accounts of victims are told, Sharp makes her case from a sociological standpoint that draws out the parallel experiences and coping mechanisms of these individuals. Chapters focus on responses to sentencing, the particular structure of grieving faced by this population, execution, aftermath, wrongful conviction, family formation after conviction, and the complex situation of individuals related to both the killer and the victim. Powerful, poignant, and intelligently written, Hidden Victims challenges all of us-regardless of which side of the death penalty you are on-to understand the economic, social, and psychological repercussions that shape the lives of the often forgotten families of death row inmates
  • 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 those facing a death sentence, in addition to being murderers, are brothers or sisters, mothers or fathers, daughters or sons
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharp, Susan F.
Dewey number
362.82/9
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
S45 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in crime and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Death row inmates
  • Prisoners' families
  • SELF-HELP
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Capital punishment
  • Prisoners' families
  • United States
Label
Hidden victims : the effects of the death penalty on families of the accused, Susan F. Sharp
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 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 -- Conclusion
Control code
64187837
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 224 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9786610462858
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt4jx4b5
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64187837
Label
Hidden victims : the effects of the death penalty on families of the accused, Susan F. Sharp
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 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 -- Conclusion
Control code
64187837
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610462858
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jx4b5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64187837

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