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Madeira, Jody LyneƩ
Killing McVeigh : the death penalty and the myth of closure / Jody LyneƩ Madeira
Alternate Title Death penalty and the myth of closure
New York : New York University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  KF224.M37 M33 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject McVeigh, Timothy -- Trials, litigation, etc
McVeigh, Timothy -- Imprisonment
Subject(s) Domestic terrorism -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Domestic terrorism -- Social aspects -- United States
Mass murder -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Capital punishment -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Victims of terrorism -- United States -- Psychology
Victims of terrorism -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1995 -- Psychological aspects
Physical Description xxvii, 321 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-306) and index
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
Summary 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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