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Author Madeira, Jody LyneƩ.

Title Killing McVeigh : the death penalty and the myth of closure / Jody LyneƩ Madeira.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2012.


Description xxvii, 321 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject McVeigh, Timothy -- Trials, litigation, etc.
McVeigh, Timothy -- Imprisonment.
Domestic terrorism -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Domestic terrorism -- Social aspects -- United States.
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.
Added Title Death penalty and the myth of closure
ISBN 9780814796108 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814796109 (cloth : alk. paper)

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