Source: (2002) American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 72(3): 372–382.

Family members of homicide victims are a neglected population whose post-homicide experience is shaped by the social milieu and primacy of the state’s agenda for justice. Themes derived from interviews with 14 families about their lived experience are analyzed and explored through the lens of social constructionist theory, and implications for clinical practice and policy are presented. Author's abstract.