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In the Shadow of Death: Restorative Justice and Death Row Families

Elizabeth Beck, Sarah Britto, and Arlene Andrews


Little is known about the effects of having a loved one on death row, and alternative visions of punishment that offer the possibility for forgiveness and recovery are also underrepresented in our system of justice and within the academic literature. In the Shadow of Death uses narrative accounts of individuals affected by the death penalty and crime to explore what it means to have a loved one on death row. The in-depth examination of this under-studied population adds to the literature on loss, trauma, grief, and recovery. In addition to theory on trauma and loss, the book also uses restorat ... More

Keywords: restorative justice, death penalty, trauma, trauma healing, grief, loss

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179415
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Beck, author
Georgia State University

Sarah Britto, author
Central Washington University

Arlene Andrews, author
University of South Carolina