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Offenders’ Family Members’ Responses to Capital Crimes: The Need for Restorative Justice Initiatives

Beck, Elizabeth
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Homicide Studies. 7(2):154-181.

Based on qualitative interviews with 19 family members of homicide offenders tried in capital cases in the South, this study broadens the discussion of punishment for homicide to include using restorative justice to supplement the traditional judicial process in capital cases. Abstract courtesy of National Criminal Justice Reference Service,


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