The Moral Economy of the Homicide Survivor


in After Homicide

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198267959
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683428 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology

The Moral Economy of the Homicide Survivor

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This is the last of the three chapters mapping the phenomenology of bereavement after homicide. It continues to develop a strong ideal-type, building on what has gone before, and exploring the roots and workings of an identity and moral vision which not only infuses the logic-in-use of survivor organizations, but also, paradoxically, folds back on the experience of bereavement to give it shape and causality. What is outlined in this chapter is an ideal-type, an accentuation of traits for purposes of analysis and demonstration, and not every activist and group can or will comply with it in every particular.

Keywords: bereavement; homicide survivors; identity; moral vision

Chapter.  20026 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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