Life after Death Row: Exonerees' Search for Community and Identity (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)

4 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780813553825: Life after Death Row: Exonerees' Search for Community and Identity (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Life after Death Row examines the post-incarceration struggles of individuals who have been wrongly convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death, and subsequently exonerated.

Saundra D. Westervelt and Kimberly J. Cook present eighteen exonerees’ stories, focusing on three central areas: the invisibility of the innocent after release, the complicity of the justice system in that invisibility, and personal trauma management. Contrary to popular belief, exonerees are not automatically compensated by the state or provided adequate assistance in the transition to post-prison life. With no time and little support, many struggle to find homes, financial security, and community. They have limited or obsolete employment skills and difficulty managing such daily tasks as grocery shopping or banking. They struggle to regain independence, self-sufficiency, and identity.

Drawing upon research on trauma, recovery, coping, and stigma, the authors weave a nuanced fabric of grief, loss, resilience, hope, and meaning to provide the richest account to date of the struggles faced by people striving to reclaim their lives after years of wrongful incarceration.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

SAUNDRA D. WESTERVELT is an associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is the coeditor of Wrongly Convicted: Perspectives on Failed Justice (Rutgers University Press).

 KIMBERLY J. COOK is a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is the author of Divided Passions: Public Opinions on Abortion and the Death Penalty.

Review:

"This book provides a rich, detailed portrait of the lives of those who have been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death in the United States. The authors skillfully conduct a journey inside the minds of exonerees, allowing readers to see the world from their unique perspectives." (C. Ronald Huff University of California, Irvine)

"When an innocent man walks off death row, we bask in the happiness that he and his supporters exude, but, as Westervelt and Cook movingly document in this outstanding scholarly treatise, exoneration never ends the despair that follows a wrongful death sentence." (Robert L. Warden Northwestern University School of Law)

"A wonderful research idea, wonderfully realized.  The persons we meet on these pages have suffered the cruelest fate imaginable, and we learn crucial lessons from them about human trauma and human resilience. A rich, thoughtful, important, compelling study."
(Kai Erikson Professor Emeritus of Sociology and American Studies, Yale University)

"Westervelt and Cook have written a well-written, compelling, and detailed qualitative study of the afterlife of death row inmates who have been exonerated by the courts. This study demonstrates the authors' extensive and thorough work, which has paid off with an important study in criminology. Highly recommended."

(Choice)

"The nation's first systematic study of the experiences of death-row inmates who are cleared of wrongdoing."
(News & Observer)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780813553832: Life after Death Row: Exonerees' Search for Community and Identity (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0813553830 ISBN 13:  9780813553832
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, 2012
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Saundra D. Westervelt, Kimberly J. Cook
Published by Rutgers University Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Rutgers University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Life after Death Row examines the post-incarceration struggles of individuals who have been wrongly convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death, and subsequently exonerated.Saundra D. Westervelt and Kimberly J. Cook present eighteen exonerees' stories, focusing on three central areas: the invisibility of the innocent after release, the complicity of the justice system in that invisibility, and personal trauma management. Contrary to popular belief, exonerees are not automatically compensated by the state or provided adequate assistance in the transition to post-prison life. With no time and little support, many struggle to find homes, financial security, and community. They have limited or obsolete employment skills and difficulty managing such daily tasks as grocery shopping or banking. They struggle to regain independence, self-sufficiency, and identity.Drawing upon research on trauma, recovery, coping, and stigma, the authors weave a nuanced fabric of grief, loss, resilience, hope, and meaning to provide the richest account to date of the struggles faced by people striving to reclaim their lives after years of wrongful incarceration. Seller Inventory # AAV9780813553825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Westervelt, Saundra D.; Cook, Kimberly J.
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 18842953-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Westervelt, Saundra D.; Cook, Kimberly J.
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780813553825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Saundra D. Westervelt
Published by Rutgers University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Rutgers University Press, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780813553825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Saundra D. Westervelt, Kimberly J. Cook
Published by Rutgers University Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Rutgers University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Life after Death Row examines the post-incarceration struggles of individuals who have been wrongly convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death, and subsequently exonerated.Saundra D. Westervelt and Kimberly J. Cook present eighteen exonerees' stories, focusing on three central areas: the invisibility of the innocent after release, the complicity of the justice system in that invisibility, and personal trauma management. Contrary to popular belief, exonerees are not automatically compensated by the state or provided adequate assistance in the transition to post-prison life. With no time and little support, many struggle to find homes, financial security, and community. They have limited or obsolete employment skills and difficulty managing such daily tasks as grocery shopping or banking. They struggle to regain independence, self-sufficiency, and identity.Drawing upon research on trauma, recovery, coping, and stigma, the authors weave a nuanced fabric of grief, loss, resilience, hope, and meaning to provide the richest account to date of the struggles faced by people striving to reclaim their lives after years of wrongful incarceration. Seller Inventory # AAV9780813553825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Saundra D. Westervelt, Kimberly J. Cook
Published by Rutgers University Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Rutgers University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Life after Death Row examines the post-incarceration struggles of individuals who have been wrongly convicted of capital crimes, sentenced to death, and subsequently exonerated.Saundra D. Westervelt and Kimberly J. Cook present eighteen exonerees' stories, focusing on three central areas: the invisibility of the innocent after release, the complicity of the justice system in that invisibility, and personal trauma management. Contrary to popular belief, exonerees are not automatically compensated by the state or provided adequate assistance in the transition to post-prison life. With no time and little support, many struggle to find homes, financial security, and community. They have limited or obsolete employment skills and difficulty managing such daily tasks as grocery shopping or banking. They struggle to regain independence, self-sufficiency, and identity.Drawing upon research on trauma, recovery, coping, and stigma, the authors weave a nuanced fabric of grief, loss, resilience, hope, and meaning to provide the richest account to date of the struggles faced by people striving to reclaim their lives after years of wrongful incarceration. Seller Inventory # BTE9780813553825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Westervelt, Saundra D
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0813553822

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Westervelt, Saundra D.
Published by Rutgers University Press 10/17/2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Rutgers University Press 10/17/2012, 2012. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Life After Death Row: Exonerees' Search for Community and Identity. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780813553825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Saundra D. Westervelt
Published by Rutgers University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Rutgers University Press, 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780813553825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Westervelt, Saundra D.; Cook, Kimberly J.
Published by Rutgers University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0813553822 ISBN 13: 9780813553825
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
California Books
(MIAMI, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Rutgers University Press, 2012. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # I-9780813553825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book