After Homicide: Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Hardcover | July 1, 1998

byPaul Rock

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After Homicide describes the collective responses of bereaved people to the aftermath of violent death, a subject not dealt with in any detail in the literature that is currently available. The book concentrates particularly on the birth, development and organization of the self help andcampaigning groups that emerged in the last decade. The author examines these as attempts to give institutional expression to interpretations of grief, and shows us that these attemps, in their turn, are implicated in a potent phenomenology of mourning. In addition, the author had special access to a number of groups and uses the infomation that he gathered through this access to discuss the practical and political importance of the work of these groups, and their affects on policing, the media and the law.

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After Homicide describes the collective responses of bereaved people to the aftermath of violent death, a subject not dealt with in any detail in the literature that is currently available. The book concentrates particularly on the birth, development and organization of the self help andcampaigning groups that emerged in the last decad...

Paul Rock is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198267959

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Preface1. Homicide in England and Wales2. Bereavement after Homicide3. Bereavement as a Career4. The Moral Economy of the Homicide Survivor5. Beginnings: From The Compassionate Friends to Parents of Murdered Children6. Victim Support and Parents of Murdered Children7. The Campaigning Survivors: Justice for Victims, Activism, and the Mass Media8. The Politics of Justice for Victims9. The Evolution of SAMM10. ConclusionIndex

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`The comprehensive footnotes and huge range of references indicate the scope and energy of Rock's work ... There is much more useful detailed information here, which could helpfully influence good practice with offenders as well as survivors ... I found this book to be a thorough guide both tothe history of survivor groups and to the issues that preoccupy them, as well as a stimulus for improving my work with violent offenders.'David Webb, Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice, no 47, Aug 99