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Author Vollum, Scott, 1970-

Title Last words and the death penalty : voices of the condemned and their co-victims / Scott Vollum.

Publication Info. New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 304 pages) : illustrations.
Series Criminal justice recent scholarship
Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-300) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The human context of the death penalty -- Restorative justice and the death penalty -- Giving voice to the condemned and their victims -- Data and methodology -- Last statements of the condemned -- Co-victim statements -- Discussion and conclusion.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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 a.
Subject Death row inmates -- United States -- Biography.
Victims of crimes -- United States -- Case studies.
Capital punishment -- United States -- Case studies.
Capital punishment. (OCoLC)fst00846392
Death row inmates. (OCoLC)fst00888720
Victims of crimes. (OCoLC)fst01166285
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Letzte Worte.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Other Form: Print version: Vollum, Scott, 1970- Last words and the death penalty. New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2008 9781593322649 159332264X (DLC) 2007043130 (OCoLC)179102282
ISBN 9781593323189 (electronic bk.)
1593323182 (electronic bk.)
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